SARE Rebecca
Date of Birth25/06/1991 - Malta (MLT)
Height156 cm/5'1"
Triple Jump12.13 (7)


School, universityUniversity of Malta
Started competing2000
Language(s) spokenMaltese (native), English
Club namePembroke Athleta
CoachJivko Jetchev (personal), Mario Bonello (team)

Travelling and experiencing new cultures, dining out with friends and family

Major sporting achievements

2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow), triple jump - 9th, 4x100m - 10th | Team ECh (Tbilisi), triple jump – 8th, 4x100m relay - 3rd
2013 Team ECh (Slovakia) - triple jump – 5th | Games Small States Europe (Luxembourg) – triple jump – 2nd | University Games (Kazan), triple jump – 9th

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

Breaking the triple jump National Record at the Commonwealth Games and winning the silver medal in the triple jump at the 2013 Games Small States Europe

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Rebecca started training in athletics at the age of nine, after being spotted by her current athletics jumps coach, Jivko Jetchev, during school visits.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from the University of Malta and has an honours degree in management.

As well as training every day, Rebecca works full-time as a finance officer.

One of her memorable experiences during her athletics career was bearing the Maltese flag at the opening ceremony of the 2013 World University Games in Kazan.

For Rebecca, sport is simply a way of life and she can't imagine her life without it.

Her ambitions for the Baku 2015 European Games are to improve her own triple jump national record and be selected for the Maltese 4x100m relay team - aspiring to place in top-3 position again, since this will be part of the European Team Championships for the Third League.

Please note biographical data has been provided in collaboration with NOCs and edited by BEGOC.
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