Monmouth County Olympic Spotlight: Rebecca Soni, Native Of Freehold, Wins Olympic Silver
Rebecca Soni, born in Freehold before moving to Plainsboro, took silver in the women’s 100 meter breaststroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Soni was only topped by a 15 year old girl from Lithuania, who beat her by eight one hundreths of a second. One of Soni’s strongest distances, the 200 meter breaststroke is still ahead, kicking off tomorrow morning. Rebecca is considered to be a favorite. Rebecca took home gold in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in the 200m breaststroke, setting a world record.
Congratulations Rebecca and good luck!