Rikke Møller Pedersen

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Rikke Møller Pedersen
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Pedersen at the 2012 European Short Course Championships in Chartres
Personal information
Nationality  Denmark
Born (1989-01-09) 9 January 1989 (age 25)
Odense, Denmark
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight 134 lb (61 kg)[1]
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) breaststroke
Club Herning Svømmeklub / NTC[2][3]
Coach Shannon Rollason

Rikke Møller Pedersen (born 9 January 1989) is a Danish swimmer and is the current world record holder in the 200m breaststroke (long course).

In 2009 she won a Gold Medal in the 200m breaststroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships.[4]

In 2010 she won a Bronze Medal in the 200m breaststroke at the World Short Course Swimming Championships, while she placed second in the 100m breaststroke and third in the 200m breaststroke at the European Aquatics Championships.[4]

At the 2011 European Short Course Swimming Championships she achieved two Gold Medals, in the 4×50m medley relay and in the 200m breaststroke respectively, and a Silver Medal in the 100m breaststroke .[4]

In 2012 she competed at the Summer Olympics for the first time.[4] At the 2012 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Chartres she placed first in the 100m breaststroke and she set the European record with a time of 1:04.12.[5] In this edition of the European Short Course Championships she also won the 200m breaststroke[6] and the 4×50m medley relay events,[7] while she placed second in the 50m breaststroke.[8] At the 2012 World Short Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul she won the 200m breaststroke event with a winning time of 2:16.08, the new championship record.[9] At Istanbul 2012 she also placed third in the 100m breaststroke[10] and first in the 4×100m medley relay.[11]

At the 2013 Danish Open Championships she broke the European record in the 200m breaststroke (long course) swimming in 2:20.53. The previous record belonged to Russian Yuliya Yefimova who had set a time of 2:20.92 at the 2012 London Olympics.[12]

At the 2013 World Aquatics Championships, Pedersen broke Rebecca Soni's 200m breaststroke world record in the semifinals with 2:19.11,[13] but she finished 2nd in the final behind Russian Yuliya Yefimova with a time of 2:20.08.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rikke Pedersen's profile at the Olympic Games 2012 official site
  2. ^ Dam, Camilla. "Rikke Møller Pedersen skifter fra Odense til Herning". dr.dk. DK. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Grace, Jeff. "Rikke Moller Pedersen makes a change of address". swimswam.com. SwimSwam Partners, LLC. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Rikke's Profile" (in Danish). ol.dk. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Hannah Miley, Rikke Moeller Pedersen set euro records on last night of Euro Short Course Champs". Swimming World Magazine. 2012-11-25. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  6. ^ "2012 European Short Course Swimming Championships – Women's 200m Breaststroke Final Results". Omega Timing. 2012-11-23. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  7. ^ "2012 European Short Course Swimming Championships – Women's 4×50m Medley Final Results". Omega Timing. 2012-11-25. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  8. ^ "2012 European Short Course Swimming Championships – Women's 50m Breaststroke Final Results". Omega Timing. 2012-11-22. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  9. ^ "Zhao Jing, Rikke Moeller Pedersen, Kazuya Kineda set meet marks". Swimming World Magazine. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  10. ^ "2012 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) – Women's 100m Breaststroke Final Results". Omega Timing. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  11. ^ "2012 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) – Women's 4×100m Medley Final Results". Omega Timing. 2012-12-14. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  12. ^ "Rikke Moeller Pedersen breaks 200 breast European record at Danish Open Trials". swimswam.com. 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  13. ^ "World Record! Rikke Moller Pedersen nearly clears 2:19 in 200 breast semis". Swimming World Magazine. 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  14. ^ "15th FINA World Championships – Women's 200m Breaststroke Final Results". Omega Timing. 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 

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Records
Preceded by

United States Rebecca Soni
Women's 200 metre breaststroke
world record holder (long course)

August 1, 2013 – present
Succeeded by

Incumbent
Preceded by

RussiaValentina Artemyeva
Women's 100 m breaststroke
European record holder
(short course)

25 October 2009 – 15 December 2012
Succeeded by

Lithuania Rūta Meilutytė