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Rebecca Soni          

American Swimmer; Breaststroke Specialist & Five-Time Olympic Medalist; Ambassador of the "Girl Up" Campaign to Protect, Educate & Empower the World’s Hardest-to-Reach Adolescent Girls

Rebecca Soni is an American swimmer who is a breaststroke specialist and five-time Olympic medalist. She currently holds the world record in the 100-meter breaststroke (short course) and the 200-meter breaststroke (short and long course), and is the first woman to swim the 200-meter breaststroke in under 2 minutes 20 seconds.

Soni has won a total of twenty-one medals in major international competition, thirteen gold, seven silver, and one bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, the Universiade, and the Pan Pacific Championships. She burst onto the international scene at the 2008 Summer Olympics where she won two silver medals and one gold. In the 200-meter breaststroke at the Olympics, she set the world record en route to winning gold, shocking Australian favourite Leisel Jones. Four years later at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Soni successfully defended her Olympic title in the 200-meter breaststroke in world record time, becoming the first female to do so in the event.

She won Swimming World's World Swimmer of the Year award in 2010 and 2011, and the American Swimmer of the Year award in 2009, 2010 and 2011.


Phelps Helps US Men Win Relay Gold In Rio; Manuel Helps Women
August 13, 20165:41 PM ET. Bill Chappell .... In London, she swam this relay with Rebecca Soni, Allison Schmitt, and Missy Franklin. Update at 9:05 p.m. ET: ...
U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials women's event-by-event preview
A photo posted by Rebecca Meyers (@beccameyers20) on Sep 28, 2016 at ... Hansen, Jason Lezak, Peter Vanderkaay, Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni
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Olympic swimming 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch ... At the 2012 Olympics, American swimmer Rebecca Soni set the world record in the  ...
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... Amanda Beard and Rebecca Soni to Aaron Peirsol and Jason Lezak, and he ... Eastern European athletes legally until WADA prohibited it in January 2016.
66d Rebecca Soni, Pilates teacher, asked about 2016 Olympics
To those wondering if and when Rebecca Soni will return to swimming competition: keep waiting. Soni, 26 and a six-time Olympic medalist, was asked about the ...

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