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Soni has one older sister, Rita, who was also a swimmer. Originally a gymnast, Soni began swimming at the age of ten. She majored in communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. The organization focuses on improving the lives of the world’s adolescent girls. Olympic swimmer Ricky Berens from to Career Early career As a year-old at the U. Olympic Team Trials, Soni finished 15th overall in the meter breaststroke and 11th overall in the meter breaststroke.

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Rebecca Soni born March 18, is an American former competition swimmer and breaststroke specialist who is a six-time Olympic medalist. She is a former world record-holder in the meter breaststroke short and long course and the meter breaststroke short and long course , and is the first woman to swim the meter breaststroke in under 2 minutes 20 seconds. As a member of the U.

decision to scratch the freestyle, and Ricky Berens’ move into. Phelps’ spot, continued with Davis Tarwater becoming a first-time. Olympian.

Tweet Aug 8, Medals, shmedals. The two, who posed together on the red carpet at reception hosted by Speedo, have been quietly dating for about five months, Us Weekly reports. Whether they are competing in the games or supporting one another from the stands, here are seven couples who give Phelps and Rossee a run for their money. Rebecca Soni and Ricky Berens: Soni, 25, and Berens, 24, have been dating since and are deeply in love swimming pun!

The two have been able to cheer one another on as they compete for the gold in London as members of the US Olympic swim team, and will continue to support each other when they return to their shared condo in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Aaron Ross and Sanya Richards-Ross: Having eluded her in Beijing where Richards-Ross took home bronze in this event , the win was sweet. And the moment was made all the sweeter by having her husband, Aaron Ross, cheering her on from the stands.

A defensive back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Ross is quite the athlete himself. Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco:

Ricky Berens

Ricky’s butt is laid back, muscular and carries himself with a quiet sort of confidence. He is after all, a successful athlete and model in the prime of his career. As I arrive at his apartment in Los Angeles, he is in a robe, drinking coffee and relaxing on a leather recliner.

Jul 31,  · Ricky Berens unexpectedly retires after winning gold Charlotte’s Ricky Berens told me tonight in London that he was retiring from the sport of swimming at age This was moments after Berens won a gold medal, swimming a great third leg on the American men’s 4x freestyle relay : Scott Fowler.

There were many new faces in contributing to the growing medal count. Having improved on the performance, the future looks bright for Team USA. Everyone is wondering what events Michael Phelps may compete in come After winning an unprecedented eight gold medals and setting seven world records in , Phelpl will look to add to his already historic resume in London.

Ryan Lochte has also seen much success since the Olympics and was the first swimmer to break an individual world record in , following the change in swimsuit rules. Nathan Adrian, Ricky Berens, and Eric Shanteau are up-and-coming stars, who may also look to make their way into the medal count for Dana Vollmer has had a resurgence of standout swims since and will look to make her second Olympic Team in When it comes to the open water 10k event, London will mark only the second time that the event has been contested in Olympic competition.

Former Harvard swimmer Alex Meyer placed fourth, earning an automatic berth to the Olympic Games. As for the women, without a U. With a strong core of veterans returning combined with the up-and-coming stars of the summer, there is no doubt that the Olympic Team will be one of the strongest teams the U. Storylines Return of the King: No one is quite sure what events time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps will look to compete in come Will Phelps challenge backstroke kings Aaron Peirsol or Ryan Lochte in the backstroke events, or will he attempt to take back his world record in the m free and win another gold medal?

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A look at her prospects, and five other story lines to watch at U. She peppers her sentences with the adjective “awesome. If Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte go mano a mano atop the men’s swimming marquee as the trials start Monday, Franklin could stand alone among the women.

Rebecca Soni (born March 18, She dated fellow U.S. Olympic swimmer Ricky Berens from to Career Early career. As a year-old at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Soni finished 15th overall in the meter breaststroke and 11th overall in the meter breaststroke.

December 15, While most college students are busy looking for a job, Berens, a Charlotte native, is continuing his remarkable run from standout swimmer at South Mecklenburg High School to All-American at Texas to Olympic gold medalist in Beijing in Where I am now has a lot to do with going to Austin, swimming and training with the best, learning from the best. National swim coach Eddie Reese took notice. Reese wasn’t the only influence on Berens, as he swam with Longhorns teammates and Olympic-level swimmers including Aaron Piersol and Eric Shanteau.

The quartet won a gold medal and set a world record, becoming the first meter relay team to break seven minutes. So I just dove in and tried to do my part. The rest is something I will never forget the rest of the my life. Then he capped his collegiate career in by helping Texas win a national championship. Berens currently lives and trains in Austin, first getting ready for this week’s Short Course World Championships in Dubai. Then his focus will shift to the World Championships in Shanghai before preparing for the Olympic Trials in Omaha in After that, Berens hopes to add the Olympic Games in London to his resume.

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Beard became the second-youngest Olympic medalist in American swimming history when she won three medals in Atlanta—one gold and two silver. Swimming at the Summer Olympics At the Summer Olympics, Beard won a bronze a medal in the m breaststroke. In , she became the world champion and American record holder in the meter breaststroke.

Swimming at the Summer Olympics At the U. She went on to win the gold medal in the m breaststroke.

OLYMPIC RECORDS. MEN. Event Swimmer Time Place Date. 50m freestyle Cesar Cielo (BRA) Beijing (CHN) August 16,

May 18, On May 10, kids and parents alike gathered to ask the Olympic gold medalist questions, watched him swim and lined up for autographs at a swim clinic to benefit Tyler’s Treehouse. I swam here until I was 18,” said Berens, who graduated from South Mecklenburg High in and spent four years swimming at Texas. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the search for the cause and eventual cure of brainstem glioma, a form of cancer that results in tumors near the base of the skull.

The organization is named after Charlotte’s Tyler Scott, who died from the disease in at 5 years old. Scott swam on the Olde Georgetowne swim team. Berens, whose mother, Leslie, still coaches at the pool and at South Mecklenburg High, was joined by fellow Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni at the clinic. Berens was part of the winning 4x meter relay at the Beijing Olympics; Soni won the meter breast stroke at the same games. Howard Scott, Tyler’s father, said Berens contacted him just a couple weeks ago to set up the clinic.

Berens is also raising awareness for Tyler’s Treehouse at UltraSwim. Berens, who already had a scholarship from Texas, gave the money back to the pool. At the clinic, Berens and Soni answered questions from swimmers and parents, then put on a short swimming lesson, even racing some of the swimmers after giving them a head start. At the end, Berens and Soni signed autographs. Jude to go into a restricted fund for research into brainstem glioma.

Soni beats Hardy in Olympic tune-up swim meet

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Numerous Olympic athletes with ties to the South Bay have reached the podium at the London Games, creating the possibility for sports fans in the area to catch a glimpse of a gold, silver or bronze medal in a week or two. Following is a recap of how many of our local athletes have fared across the pond. After failing to qualify in the freestyle during the Olympic trails, Berens was awarded a spot to swim in London after Phelps scratched from the event.

Only 24 years of age, Berens unexpectedly announced his retirement from swimming after winning the gold medal. Soni swam the breaststroke, joining teammates Missy Franklin back , Dana Vollmer fly and Allison Schmitt free in setting a new world record with a time of 3: With the exception of the gold-medal game, Wambach scored in each contest for the U. After Wambach scored the tying goal, the U. Wambach extended her U. Redondo Beach native Shannon Boxx suffered a hamstring injury in the opening match and missed much of the tournament, but returned to play in the championship game supplying much needed experience to the U.

It was a disappointing finish for the U.

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Michael Phelps became the first male swimmer to win the same event at three successive Olympics when he clinched the men’s metres individual medley gold medal at the London Games today.

He graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in finance in , and relocated to Los Angeles shortly thereafter to train with coach Dave Salo at Trojan Aquatics. Berens swam the third leg in a relay split time of 1: At the Duel in the Pool , a short course meet featuring the United States and European “All-Stars”, Berens won both the meter and meter freestyle events.

Although Berens did not qualify to swim in any individual events, Bob Bowman , Michael Phelps’s coach, revealed on Twitter that Phelps, who came in first in the meter freestyle, would be scratching the race from his Olympic program, giving the third place Berens a chance to swim his first individual Olympic event. He also won a silver medal as part of the second-place U.

At the American Short Course Championships, he broke the American record in the yard freestyle 1: At the United States National Championships, Berens finished 5th place in both the meter freestyle and the meter freestyle, qualifying him to swim in the 4 x meter freestyle relay and 4 x meter freestyle relay. Swimming the anchor leg, Berens recorded a split of 1:

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