- Rebecca Soni
swimmername = Rebecca Soni
fullname = Rebecca Soni
nationality = USA
strokes = Breaststroke, Individual Medley
club = Trojan Swim Club & Scarlet Aquatic Club,
University of Southern California
birthdate = birth date and age|1987|03|18
Freehold, New Jersey, United States
height = height|ft=5|in=7
Rebecca Soni (born
March 18, 1987) is an American swimmer of Hungarian ancestry. Her parents, Péter and Kinga Sőni emigrated from Cluj-Napocain the 1980s, and she was born in the United States.cite web|title= Az USA-nak nyert aranyat az 1. magyar bajnok|language=Hungarian|url=http://sportgeza.hu/2008/peking/tud-e_magyarul_az_amerikai_olimpiai_bajnok_/|work=Index|accessdate=2008-08-15] Besides English she also speaks Hungarian.cite web|title=Rebecca Soni bio - Hungarian roots|url=http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=653/bio/|work= NBC|accessdate=2008-08-15]
She grew up in
Plainsboro Township, New Jerseyand attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School Norththere. [ [http://usctrojans.cstv.com/sports/w-swim/spec-rel/111504aab.html USC Signs 7 Prep Stars: High school standouts from around the country ink with the Trojans."] , " CSTV", November 15, 2004. Accessed August 10, 2008.] She is currently a senior at the University of Southern California, majoring in Communicationat the Annenberg School for Communication.
2008 Summer Olympic Games
"seealso|Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics"
Soni secured a spot on the 2008 US Olympics Team by winning the 200m
breaststrokeat the US trials.cite web
title= Soni wins 200 breaststroke at US trials
publisher=Yahoo News] Soni was chosen to represent the United States in the 100m breaststroke in
Beijingafter Jessica Hardywithdrew from the team after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterolat the US trials. Soni earned her 100m breaststroke berth by being the swimmer already on the team with the fastest time in the event since January 1, 2006.
* WR: World Record
* AM: Americas Record
* [http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/player.html?assetid=3ebe08a4-044c-4f39-ab8f-0444702537af NBC Olympics video of the 200m breaststroke final at the 2008 US olympic team trials]
* [http://usctrojans.cstv.com/sports/w-swim/mtt/soni_rebecca00.html University of Southern California Profile]
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