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Rebecca Soni is a retired American Olympic swimmer who specialized in breaststroke. She is a six-time Olympic medalist, a former World-Record holder in the breaststroke events and was the first woman to swim the 200-meter breaststroke in under two minutes and twenty seconds. She currently holds the World-Record as part of the American 4×100-meter medley relay in both the short course and long course meter versions.
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 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, She 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 World Swimmer of the Year award in 2010 and 2011, and the American Swimmer of the Year award in 2009, 2010 and 2011.