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Rebecca Dubber

Name Rebecca Dubber
Sport Para swimming
Date of Birth
14 May 1993
Coach Simon Mayne
Resides Auckland
Occupation Student
Classification S7, SB6, SM7
Disability/impairment Paraplegia (Lumbar Sacral Agenisis)
Paralympian # 173 - Rio 2016 and London 2012


Major International Results
2016 Rio Paralympic Games Bronze – Women’s 100m Backstroke S7
4th – Women’s 400m Freestyle S7
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships Silver - Women's 100m Backstroke S7
Silver - Women's 400m Freestyle S7
6th - Women's 50m Freestyle S7
6th - Women's 100m Freestyle S7
2014 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships Gold - Women’s 100m Backstroke S11
Silver - Women’s 400m Freestyle S7
4th - Women’s 100m Freestyle S7
7th - Women’s 50m Freestyle S7
2012 London Paralympic Games 5th - Women’s 100m Backstroke
5th - Women’s 400m Freestyle
2011 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships Silver – Women’s 100m Backstroke
Bronze – Women’s 100m Freestyle
Silver – Women’s 400m Freestyle
2010 IPC Swimming World Championships Bronze – Women’s 100m Backstroke
2009 IPC World Swimming Championships (Short Course) 4th – Women’s 100m Backstroke



World Rankings (as at 1 August 2016)
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 5
 Women's 100m Freestyle S7 7


Rebecca Dubber had an amazing performance at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, winning bronze in the Women's 100m Backstroke S7, and placing 4th in the Women's 400m Freestyle S7. 

Rebecca was thrilled by her bronze medal performance after overcoming several frustrating seasons of injury. 

Rebecca was born in Auckland in 1993, and discovered at a young age she was a natural in the water. She joined the North Shore Swim Club at age 11. 

Rebecca earned a bronze medal in the Women's 100m Backstroke S7 at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships. Yet her hopes of climbing the podium at the London 2012 Paralympics were marred by an injury, which hampered preparation and left her “gutted” to settle for fifth place in her two events. Rebecca endured more frustration in 2013, missing the entire season as she underwent double elbow surgery.

Yet despite her interrupted preparation, Rebecca won gold in the Women's 100m Backstroke S7 and silver in the Women's 400m Freestyle S7 at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships .

She went-on to win a pair of silver medals in the same events at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, boosting her confidence ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympics. 

Rebecca’s bronze medal swim contributed to the New Zealand Paralympic team’s stunning 21 medals across 12 individual medallists in 2016 (9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze). The Team finished first in the world per capita and 13th in the world overall (previous best: 16th).

Key international events for 2018 include:


About Rebecca

Classification means…

Letter = represents the stroke i.e. SM is Individual Medley, S is Backstroke, Butterfly and Freestyle, SB is Breaststroke Number represents the athletes activity limitation. Athletes with physical impairment are numbered 1-10. A lower number indicates a more severe activity limitation than a higher number. Athletes with different impairments compete against each other. The impact of their impairment on swim performance, however, is similar.


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