Rebecca Henderson

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Rebecca Henderson
Rebecca Henderson.jpg
Henderson in 2011
Personal information
Nickname Bec
Born (1991-09-27) 27 September 1991 (age 22)
Canberra, Australia
Height 158 centimetres (62 in)
Weight 49 kilograms (108 lb)
Team information
Discipline Mountain Bike (Cross Country)
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
Canberra Off Road Cyclists
Vikings Cycling Club
Infobox last updated on
6 July 2012

Rebecca Henderson (born 27 September 1991) is an Australian mountain biker, specialising in cross country events. She has been selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Mountain Bike Cross Country event.

Personal[edit]

Nicknamed Bec, Henderson was born on 27 September 1991 in Canberra, Australia.[1][2] She attended Monash Primary School before going to high school at Mackillop Catholic College.[1][2] As of 2012, she lives in Canberra, Australia.[1]

Henderson is 158 centimetres (62 in)tall and weighs 49 kilograms (108 lb).[1]

Cycling[edit]

Henderson is a mountain biker, specialising in cross country events.[1][2][3] She started cycling when she was twelve years old.[2] She is coached by Dan McConnell, an Australian male cyclist who was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1][2][4][5] Her primary cycling base is Canberra[1][2][2] She is a member of the Canberra Off Road Cyclists[1][2] and Tuggeranong Vikings CC.[2] As of June 2012, she was 2nd in the Under 23 World Cup series in 2012 and she is currently ranked 32nd in the World.[5]

Henderson finished 1st at the 2011 U23 Australian Championships in Adelaide, Australia.[1][2] She finished 1st at the 2011 U23 Oceania Championships in Shepparton, Australia.[1][2] She finished 7th at the 2011 U23 UCI MTB World Cup in Dalby Forest, England.[1][2]

Henderson finished 3rd at the 2012 U23 UCI MTB World Cup 5 in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada.[1] She finished 2nd at the 2012 U23 UCI MTB World Cup 4 in La Bresse, France.[1] She finished 13th at the 2012 U23 UCI MTB World Cup 3 in Nové Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic.[1] She finished 3rd at the 2012 U23 UCI MTB World Cup 2 in Houffalize, Belgium.[1]

Henderson has been selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Mountain Bike Cross Country — Women event.[1][3][4][5] She was one of four Canberra cyclists from three different cycling disciplines selected to represent Australia at the Games.[4] Her family was scheduled to travel to London to watch her compete.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "London 2012 - Rebecca Henderson". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Rebecca Henderson". Australia: Cycling Australia. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Cyclist O'Grady off to sixth Olympics". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Henderson keeps mum on surprise Olympic selection". Canberra Times. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  5. ^ a b c "Olympic mountain bike team named". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-06.