Commonwealth Games England has announced that Rebekah Tiler will lead Team England out as the Official Flag Bearer at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.
Rebekah was voted by Team England’s designated sport Team Leaders to carry England’s flag into the Opening Ceremony on 5 September in Samoa’s capital city of Apia.
Having competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Rebekah is widely regarded as one of England’s most exciting young talents and is currently the Women’s British record holder for the clean and jerk, having lifted 125kg earlier this month. She narrowly missed out on a medal in Glasgow last year when she finished fourth, but will be able to use her experience to lead Team England’s young athletes in Samoa.
Rebekah, from Keighley, West Yorkshire, won silver at the World Youth Championships earlier this year and, more recently, gold in a record breaking performance at this month’s European Youth Championships, having previously won gold in 2013 and silver in 2014. Last year Rebekah also became Britain’s youngest ever winner of the British Senior Championships when she won gold in the 69kg class, lifting a total of 205kg.
Source: British Weight Lifting