2004 Olympian Rebecca Giddens

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2004 Olympian & Silver Medalist Rebecca Giddens
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With a radiant smile, Rebecca Giddens drifted in the current beyond the finish line knowing she had just put down two fast and clean runs on a tough, physically demanding Olympic whitewater course. The skill, experience, training, fitness, focus, mental toughness and love of the sport that brought her a World Championship in 2002 propelled her from fourth place after a difficult Semi-final run, to second place, and a Silver medal, in the 2004 Athens Olympics! Olympic competition requires a level of dedication and strength of character that very few possess. Rebecca epitomizes the Olympic ideal in every way. Way to Go Rebecca!!

Rebecca's husband and coach, Eric, was a member of the 1996 Olympic team. In 2000, he placed 5th overall in men's kayak on the World Cup slalom circuit. Rebecca & Eric divide their time between residences in Kernville and San Diego. Eric is a graduate student in Oceanography at Scripps, and when Rebecca isn't training in Kernville, she trains at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. Some Rebecca and Olympics "News & Info" links follow. These are just a sampling of many, many news items.



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