Rebecca Soni to be inducted into ISHOF as part of Class of 2020
We are proud to announce that Rebecca Soni, a six-time Olympic medalist, will be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020 in April.
Soni has won a total of 22 medals in major international competition. 14 gold, seven silver, and one bronze spanning the Olympic, World, Universiade, and the Pan Pacific Championships. She burst onto the international scene at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games where she won three medals, two silvers and a gold. During those Games, she set the world record in the 200 breast, shocking Australian favorite Leisel Jones. Four years later at the 2012 Olympics, Soni successfully defended her Olympic title in the 200m, again in world record time, becoming the first woman to do so in the breaststroke event. She was named Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year in 2010 and 2011, and the American Swimmer of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011