9 Mar 2016

Bex eyeing English Rugby 7’s role

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Bex eyeing English Rugby 7’s role

After becoming disillusioned with life in a bobsleigh, Manchester Olympian Rebekah ‘Bex’ Wilson is rediscovering her love for sport on the rugby pitch. The 24-year-old is no stranger to dramatic changes in sporting career. After excelling on the athletics track at junior level, the self-described ‘pocket rocket’ saw her progression in the sport be halted […]

18 May 2015

Love of sport helped Olympic bobsledder Bex Wilson through dark times

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Love of sport helped Olympic bobsledder Bex Wilson through dark times

It took going back to school and going back to basics for Olympic bobsledder Rebekah ‘Bex’ Wilson to truly appreciate how far she has come since ‘falling into’ athletics aged eight. After fulfilling a lifelong ambition of competing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February 2014, Bex was invited to an Olympians’ dinner by […]

20 Feb 2014

Altrincham’s Bex Wilson is proud of her Winter Olympic debut

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Altrincham’s Bex Wilson is proud of her Winter Olympic debut

ALTRINCHAM’S Bex Wilson admits she won’t be able to stop crying until she returns home from her Winter Olympic debut after her long and winding road to the Games ended with a proud 12th-place finish. Former Wellington School pupil Wilson was unable to walk until she was three-years-old but forged a successful athletics career before […]

18 Feb 2014

Bobsleigher Rebekah Wilson sets sights on Sochi glory

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Bobsleigher Rebekah Wilson sets sights on Sochi glory

Bobsleigher Rebekah Wilson, from Manchester, will be competing in heat one of the women’s bobsleigh race at Sochi later today. The 22-year-old, from Altrincham, originally trained as a track sprinter, but turned her attention to the two-women bob in 2010 on her coach’s advice. Talking to ITV Granada Reports last year, she said: “I know […]

8 Feb 2014

Altrincham ace Bex eyes Sochi Olympics bobsleigh glory

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Altrincham ace Bex eyes Sochi Olympics bobsleigh glory

Rebekah ‘Bex’ Wilson knew she had to act with her bobsleigh career going backwards! So, the girl from Altrincham did what few aspiring Olympians ever consider – she quit the National programme and handed back her UK Sport funding. Over £20,000 poorer, Wilson headed home from British Bobsleigh HQ in Bath, uncertain what the future […]