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
National team  Denmark
Born (1989-01-09) 9 January 1989 (age 27)
Odense, Denmark
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight 134 lb (61 kg)[1]
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Herning Svømmeklub / NTC[2][3]
Coach Shannon Rollason

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

Career[edit]

In 2009, Møller Pedersen won a gold medal in the 200 m breaststroke at the European Short Course Swimming Championships.[4]

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

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

In 2012, Møller Pedersen 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 100 m 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 200 m breaststroke[6] and the 4×50 m medley relay events,[7] while she placed second in the 50 m breaststroke.[8]

At the 2012 World Short Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul, she won the 200 m breaststroke event with a winning time of 2:16.08, the new championship record.[9] In Istanbul, she also placed third in the 100 m breaststroke[10] and first in the 4 × 100 m medley relay.[11]

At the 2013 Danish Open Championships, she broke the European record in the 200 m 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, Møller Pedersen broke Rebecca Soni's 200 m 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]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she won a bronze medal as a part of the 4x100 m medley relay alongside Jeanette Ottesen, Mie Ø. Nielsen and Pernille Blume. Here they also broke the European record with a time of 3:55.01.

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. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Rebecca Soni
World Record Holder
Women's 200 Breaststroke

August 1, 2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Valentina Artemyeva
European Record Holder
Women's 100 Breaststroke (25m)

25 October 2009 – 15 December 2012
Succeeded by
Rūta Meilutytė