WARDELL Rebecca < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 21 Dec 1977 in Oamaru, NZL
Height1.74 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Christchurch, NZL
Languages English
Higher education Engineering, Political Science - Canterbury University: Christchurch, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? Began competing in athletics at age 19 in New Zealand.
Club / Team Old Boys United: Christchurch, NZL
Name of coach Andrew MacLennan
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Competing in front of 60,000 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. (horleys.com, 01 Jul 2009)
Injuries She required surgery on a hip injury in 2007. (olympic.org.nz, 01 Jun 2010)
Awards and honours In 2004 she was named Hurdler of the Year by Athletics New Zealand. (Athletics New Zealand, 17 Oct 2004)
Other information FROM HURDLES TO HEPTATHLON
She is a former 400m hurdler, representing New Zealand in the event at the 2003 World Championships before moving to compete in the heptathlon. (athletics.org.nz, 28 Jul 2010)