Rebecca Shorten

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 25th Nov 1993 (28 years old)
Club: Imperial College BC
Height: 183cm
Hometown: Belfast

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Tokyo Olympian Rebecca Shorten is reigning European Champion in the women's coxless four (W4-).

As a youngster, she took up rowing whilst at school at Methodist College Belfast and represented Rowing Ireland in the JW4x at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2011 where she won a bronze medal. She was part of the winning women’s eight at the British Rowing Championships in 2015.

Having shown her talent at Imperial College Boat Club on the Putney embankment – finishing in third place at the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race in 2015 and 2017 – she was invited to train full-time at Caversham in April 2017.

That year she stroked the women’s eight (W8+) to silver at World Cup I and bronze at World Cup III. At the World Championships, her crew finished fifth in a race where just over a length separated the six boats. Still in the W8+, in 2018 she won the silver medal at the European Rowing Championships and finished sixth at the World Championships; in 2019 they won silver again at the Europeans, this timing coming sixth at the Worlds.

Moving into the W4- for 2021, she took bronze at the European Championships and finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

In 2022 she has enjoyed an unbeaten season in the W4-, winning gold at Worlds Cups I and III and at the European Championships where her crew doubled up int the eight, adding a silver medal to their collection.

 

 

 

On The Water

GB Competitive Record

Year Event Position Boat
2019 World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
5 W8+
2019 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
W8+
2019 European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
W8+
2018 World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
6 W8+
2018 European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
W8+
2018 World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
W4-
2018 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
W8+
2017 World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
5 W8+
2017 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
W8+
2017 World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
W8+
2017 European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
4 W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Rotterdam, NED
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Position:
6
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Glasgow, GBR
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Linz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
4
Boat:
W8+

Beyond the Boat

When she’s not rowing, Rebecca enjoys spending time with friends and seeing family in Northern Ireland.