24 Jan 2020

Five a day: Pentathlete Rebecca Jamieson

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 24 January 2020

Rebecca Jamieson is the first ever female athlete to qualify to represent New Zealand in the Modern Pentathlon at the Olympic Games. 

While most athletes preparing for the Olympics focus on one sport, Rebecca has five: fencing, swimming, show jumping, running and shooting.  More impressive, Rebecca only took up training for this mammoth event last year. 

100% self-funded, the 29 year old from Patumahoe in South Auckland has pushed the pause button on her full-time teaching career to get up to speed for the games, which she hopes to take part in when they take place in Japan in July. 

She joins Lynn Freeman to explain where on earth she finds the time to do it all!

To help Rebecca meet the cost of competing in Tokyo she has set up a Givealittle page.