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Rebecca Giddens

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameRebecca•Giddens (Bennett-)
Used nameRebecca•Giddens
Born19 September 1977 in Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsTeam RonBo
NOC United States

Biography

Rebecca Giddens competed in slalom kayak singles at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, winning a silver medal in 2004, the highest finish ever by an American woman in slalom canoeing (also done by Dana Chladek). Giddens was a regular on the World Cup circuit in those years, winning four World Cup events, with six podiums in all. She won three medals at the World Championships: gold in K1 slalom in 2002, bronze in K1 slalom in 2003, and a silver in the K1 team slalom in 1999.

Giddens graduated from Georgia State University. Born Rebecca Bennett, she married her coach Eric Giddens. The two settled near the Sierra Mountains in California, where they started their own business in Kernville, California, a microbrewery and brew pub, the Kern River Brewing Company.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) USA Rebecca Giddens
Kayak Singles, Slalom, Women (Olympic) 7
2004 Summer Olympics Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) USA Rebecca Giddens
Kayak Singles, Slalom, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

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