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By David A. Clarke Jr.
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Topic - Rebecca Soni
Six-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni has retired from swimming.
Six-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni retired from swimming Thursday.
While Franklin's potential was well known before London, Bethesda native Ledecky burst onto the scene a year ago as a 15-year-old when she won the 800 free with the second fastest time in history.
The United States set a world record to win the women's medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday.
Rebecca Soni of the United States set another world record to defend her 200-meter breaststroke title at the London Olympics on Thursday.
It's time for Round 2 of Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte. Their first showdown of the London Olympics went to Lochte in a runaway on the opening night of the swimming competition. This one figures to be a lot closer.
If this week in America's heartland is any indication, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are going to put on quite a show in London.
Ryan Lochte got his busy Friday under way by qualifying fastest in the 200-meter backstroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. He returned a short time later and swam in the 200 individual medley heats, advancing with Michael Phelps to their third and last showdown.
Ryan Lochte rescued the United States from impending defeat in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the world championships with a gutty swim after he won the 200 backstroke.
"I know I've conquered my goals in the pool, and now it's time to conquer something else," she said.
"I want to do my best to inspire the next generation and to share some of the things I've learned," Soni said.