Rebecca Soni

Rebecca Soni (born March 18, 1987) is an American competition swimmer who is a breaststroke specialist and six-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. As a part of the American team, she also holds the world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay (short and long course). In total, she currently holds five world records.

Soni has won a total of twenty-two medals in major international competition, fourteen 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 favorite Leisel Jones. Four years later at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Soni successfully defended her Olympic title in the 200-meter breaststroke in world record time, becoming the first woman to do so in the event.

She was named 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.

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List Of United States Records In Swimming - Short Course Meters (25m) - Women
30.01 Jade Edmistone 100 breast 102.70+ Rebecca Soni 103.30 Jessica Hardy 200 breast 214.57+ Rebecca Soni 217.69 Rebecca Soni 50 fly 25.17 Lara Jackson 25.74 Anna-Karin Kammerling 100 ...
Olympic or Long Course World Champions in Breaststroke - Women
1996 Penny Heyns 2000 Ágnes Kovács 2004 Amanda Beard 2008 Rebecca Soni 2012 Rebecca Soni World Long Course Champions in Women's 100 m Breaststroke 1973 Renate Vogel (GDR) 1975 Hannelore Anke (GDR) 1978 Yuliya ...
List Of Pan Pacific Championships Records In Swimming - Women
... California ! Irvine, California, United States 11 ! 100 m breaststroke 104.93 Soni, Rebecca Rebecca Soni United States 02010-08-19Aug 19, 2010 United States ...