Rebecca Shorten

Rower // Women's Squad
Date of Birth: 25th Nov 1993 (26 years old)
Club: Imperial College Boat Club
Height: 183cm
Hometown: Belfast

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Rebecca Shorten’s first international outing with the GB Rowing Team senior squad came in 2017, where she was a mainstay in the stroke seat of the women's eight.

Having shown her talent at Imperial College Boat Club on the Putney embankment –  finishing in third place at WeHORR in 2015 and 2017 – Shorten was invited to train full-time at Caversham in April 2017.

She stroked the women’s eight to silver at the World Cup in Poznan and bronze in Lucerne before winning selection to the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton. There, the eight finished fifth in a race where just over a length separated the six boats.

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

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 ChampionshipsLinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIIRotterdam, NED
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2019
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsLucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsPlovdiv, BUL
Position:
6
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsGlasgow, GBR
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IILinz Ottensheim, AUT
Position:
Boat:
W4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Cup IBelgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing ChampionshipsSarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
5
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIILucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Cup IIPoznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
W8+
Year:
2017
Event:
European Rowing ChampionshipsRacice, 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.