Rebecca Romero is the first ever British women to compete in two different sports at the Olympic Games and by winning gold in the individual pursuit at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games she is became only the second women of any country to win a medal in two different sports at the summer games! Romero won an Olympic silver medal in the quadruple sculls at Athens 2004 Olympic Games, before forging a new career in cycling and took silver in the women’s individual pursuit at the 2007 World Championships in Mallorca behind America's Sarah Hammer. Romero took up rowing by chance when she was aged seventeen. The family had moved to Twickenham and she joined the nearby Kingston Rowing Club after deciding to take up a water based sport. She went from novice to Under-23 international in eight months. Won her first senior vest in 2001 when she finished fifth in the quadruple sculls at the World Championships in 2001 and 2002.