Rebecca SONI

Vereinigte Staaten USA

Schwimmen

  • Medaillen
    3 G
    3 S
  • Teilnahmen
    2
  • Erste Teilnahme
    Beijing 2008
  • Geburtsjahr
    1987
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Rebecca SONI

With her two gold medals and two world records in two days American swimmer Rebecca Soni showed at London 2012 why she is regarded as perhaps the best breaststroke swimmer in the world today.

The 25-year-old from New Jersey smashed her own best time in the 200m breaststroke at the Aquatics Centre, winning in 2:19.59 and becoming the first woman ever to swim the event faster than 2:20.

And as part of the American 4x100m medley relay team she collected a second winner’s medal after the team – also featuring the dazzling talents of Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer and Alison Schmitt – finished in 3:52.05, almost two seconds ahead of Australia. She now has six Olympic medals and an astonishing five world records.

Soni was born in 1987 and is of Hungarian descent. Originally a gymnast, she took up swimming at the age of 10 so she wouldn’t have to wait for her older sister Rita to finish classes at her club. Of such happy accidents are Olympic champions occasionally made. Known to her family as Reb, she first came to prominence in competition at the 2004 US Olympic team trials, where she raced in the 100m and 200m breaststroke but finished in 15th and 11th places respectively.

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London 2012

S
100 metres Breaststroke
100 metres Breaststroke Swimming
G
200 metres Breaststroke
200 metres Breaststroke Swimming
G
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming
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Beijing 2008

S
100 metres Breaststroke
100 metres Breaststroke Swimming
G
200 metres Breaststroke
200 metres Breaststroke Swimming
S
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
4 x 100 metres Medley Relay Swimming