Almost a year ago, in October of 2006, homeschooler Rebecca Ward, of Beaverton, Oregon, became the new world champion of womenâ€™s sabre at the World Fencing Championships in Italy.
At the age of 16, she became the youngest fencing world champion and became the first fencer in history to hold the cadet, junior and senior world championship titles in a single season. Her win also made her the first U.S. fencer to win the individual womenâ€™s sabre world championship medal.
She is ranked Nunber One in the world in the sabre.
You can vote for Rebecca’s nomination for Sportswoman of the Year, by the Women’s Sports Foundation, which works to advance the lives of girls and women through sport and physical activity.