DATE OF BIRTH
May 27 2000
Gold at the 2021 European Championships
2022 Grand Prix (Rome)
2022 European Championships
2022 Sweden Open
2021 European Championships
2021 Sofia Open
2020 European Club Championships
2019 Luxembourg Open
2019 US Open
2018 Polish Open
2017 German Open
2016 Junior World Championships
2016 Serbia Open (junior)
2015 Austrian Open (junior)
2015 Dutch Open (junior)
2014 Serbia Open (cadet)
2014 Spanish Open (cadet)
2014 Dutch Open (cadet)
2013 Serbia Open (cadet)
2013 Spanish Open (cadet)
2013 Belgian Open (cadet)
2012 Spanish Open (cadet)
Scottish-born Rebecca started Taekwondo from a young age and has competed as a cadet since 2012.
The teenager has medalled at a number of tournaments, including the Dutch Open – where gold was achieved in 2014 and 2015.
McGowan was selected to represent GB at the Junior World Championships and brought home bronze from the event in 2016.
More recently, she took the European crown in 2018, following on from a long line of GB athletes.
60 SECOND INTERVIEW
WHEN DID YOU START TAEKWONDO AND WHY:
I started Taekwondo when I was 6 because my friend did it. We’d fall out quite a lot so I decided I was going to be better than her at it.
OTHER SPORTS PLAYED:
I did dancing, but it wasn’t boisterous enough so I stopped.
To go to the Olympics and achieve a gold. Also to win at the World Championships.
ROLE MODEL/FAVOURITE OTHER SPORTSMAN OR WOMAN:
I’ve always looked up to Bianca Walkden, she’s a really nice person as well as a great athlete.
IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU £1 MILLION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT:
I’d probably want to go and spend it all, but I would buy a few houses and a range rover.
SOMETHING YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT REBECCA MCGOWAN:
I played the trombone for five years and could do the Eastenders theme.
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