On Monday 15th June, Rebecca was presented with the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award for 2008 in London. She collected the award from London 2012 Chairman Lord Coe and fellow double Olympic Gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes.
Rebecca said; “It is a real honour to win this Award, it’s quite awe-inspiring when you realise who the 46 members of the Laureus Academy who voted actually are. To be recognised by the likes of British legends such as Sir Ian Botham, Sir Bobby Charlton, Lord Coe, Daley Thompson CBE, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, swimmers Mark Spitz and Dawn Fraser, is incredible. It’s a unique award, made even more flattering when you look at the names of the other sportsmen and women who were nominated, not to mention the previous three winners – Lewis Hamilton, Amelie Mauresmo and Rafael Nadal. The last year has been a fantastic experience and I hope my journey towards London 2012 is equally as enjoyable. Thank you so much.”
Below is a link to some of the press from the announcement: