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
and attended . 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 Athol
Public School Quinte Bay
Gymnastic Club in Belleville, and the Gymnastic Club.
She won a silver medal for PECI at the OFSSA level. She then enrolled in the
Physical Education program at Kingston York University in .
She continued to excel in gymnastics, winning awards at the national level
while at Toronto .
Although she participated in all areas of gymnastics, she considers the floor
and the beam as her two best events. York
Despite the fact that she was not involved in track and field in high school, nor as an undergraduate, in 1993, she joined the
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 York University
champion. She represented Canadian University
at several international events, including the Commonwealth Games in 1998, and
the Pan Am Games in 1999. She was inducted into the Canada in 2008. University of Toronto
Sports Hall of Fame