Participants

Rebecca CHAPMAN

Rebecca CHAPMAN
    Athletics
Birth Date:  27 Sep 1992
Place of Birth:  LUTON
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  25
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  163
Weight (Kg):  60

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's Long Jump  

Rebecca CHAPMAN - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Wed, 11 Apr 19:00
Women's Long Jump Qualifying Round - Group B
Finished

Biographical Information


Nickname: Bec, Chapman, Half Session Bec, Becca (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Hobbies

Coaching and watching any sport (Athlete, Oct 2017)


Occupation: Sports coach and university athletics lecturer (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Education: Masters in sports coaching at Cardiff Metropolitan University (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Coach

PERSONAL: Francis BAKER (WAL) (Athlete, Oct 2017)


Other sports

Netball (Athlete, Oct 2017)


Injuries

Glandular fever (2011), shin splints (2012-14), severe allergic reaction 2016-17. (Athlete, Oct 2017)


Reason: Took up the sport aged 14 when selected to represent Devon after being entered by Okehampton College into a combined events competition. Then approached a coach, who worked with her until she was 18. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Memorable: British U23 long jump champion, second place at 2017 UK trials with a PB, national record and Commonwealth Games A standard of 6.54; getting first and second GB vest in 2017. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Influence: Mum and dad for the emotional, physical and financial support. Boyfriend Gareth for all his support and honesty, for following me around Europe this past year, so that I never felt isolated. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Additional information

STEADY IMPROVEMENT
Jumping at British Championships in Birmingham in July 2017, broke a 35-year-old Welsh long jump record with a 6.54m, which was also a Commonwealth Games qualifying standard. Started the season with a personal best 6.23m, then leaped 6.31m in Cardiff in June. (welshathletics.org, July 2017; tilastopaja.eu, Oct 2017)


MENTORING COACH
After years of injury and illness, a key ingredient for CHAPMAN and her coach Francis BAKER (WAL) was the addition of mentor Gwyn WILLIAMS (WAL). One of his athletes, Gill REGAN, had set the Welsh long jump record 35 years earlier. A little while after Williams joined the team, CHAPMAN set the new mark. WILLIAMS said: "It has been a chance to share my skills of 50 years of coaching." (welshathletics.org, July 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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