Monday, August 05, 2013


Prince Edward County Sports Hall of Fame 2013

Rebecca Lynne Chambers


Rebecca Chambers was born March 9, 1970. When she was three, she moved to Prince Edward County and attended Athol Public School. She participated in a variety of sports in elementary school, but specialized in gymnastics.  She attended Prince Edward Collegiate, and continued participating in gymnastics with the Quinte Bay Gymnastic Club in Belleville, and the Kingston Gymnastic Club. She won a silver medal for PECI at the OFSSA level. She then enrolled in the Physical Education program at York University in Toronto. She continued to excel in gymnastics, winning awards at the national level while at York. Although she participated in all areas of gymnastics, she considers the floor and the beam as her two best events.

Despite the fact that she was not involved in track and field in high school, nor as an undergraduate, in 1993, she joined the York University track and field club, and six months later began to participate in pole vault. She was Canadian (Outdoor) champion in 1995 and 1999, and outdoor record holder from 1995 to 1997. In 1998, Rebecca was Canadian University champion. She represented Canada at several international events, including the Commonwealth Games in 1998, and the Pan Am Games in 1999. She was inducted into the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

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