Congratulations from Kingston Rowing Club to Rebecca Romero for her Olympic gold medal performance on the cycling track.
In 2005, having already won an Olympic silver medal in rowing and dogged by injury, Rebecca Romero decided to get on her bike.Accepting her second medal, this time gold, in the cycling pursuit, she made history as the first British woman to win medals in two Olympic sports. She took up rowing after moving next to the Thames and went to Kingston Rowing Club to find out what the sport was about. Looking back I feel that it must have been fate for I didn't know at the time I was walking into one of the most successful women's rowing clubs with one of the best junior coaches in the country." Rebecca, 28, only took up cycling after the sport's governing body approached her and never thought of herself as being particularly good on two wheels.
Rebecca has become the first British woman ever to win medals in two separate sports, and now her exploits on land and water will see her held up as a role model for future Team GB Champions.