Olympic athletes and their significant others - Sports Retriever
American star Ricky Berens, a two-time Olympic champion on relays, Berens' long-time girlfriend Rebecca Soni has two huge races left in the. Rebecca Soni of the U.S. flips her hair as she poses with her gold medal in Soni, wearing her trademark bright pink swimsuit, became the first female number of medals won in London by team mate and boyfriend Ricky Berens. after a swim meet, with a podium-top proposal that has been viewed on. Rebecca Soni and Ricky Berens will probably be regarded as . The two met while swimmers at the University of California-Berkeley and now.
The couple have two children together, a boy named Ben and a girl named Isabella. He first played for several years on the Denver Nuggets, eventually getting traded to play on the New York Knicks before he was traded once again to play on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Anthony also played on the American team in the Olympics in,andwinning three golds and a bronze. Anthony married a woman named La La Vasquez, and the two have a son together.
Andy and Kim Murray Andy Murray is one of the top tennis players in the world. He also was able to bring home two gold medals in the Olympic games, once in London and another time in Rio de Janeiro. He met his now wife Kim when he was 18 and she 17 at the US Open. While they did break up at one point, they ended up getting married and have two children together. He has been ranked the number one tennis player in the world over the course of four different years, and he won gold medals in both the Beijing as well as the London Olympic games.
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Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic Novak Djokovic is a Serbian tennis star, and was ranked number one in the entire world for three years. Surprisingly, he has only medaled once at the olympics, winning bronze in Beijing. The couple have two children. Brendan and Martha Hansen Brendan is yet another American Olympic athlete who swims for the red white and blue.
He has competed in several Olympic games, winning a bronze and a gold medal in the London Olympic games, and a gold in the Beijing games. He actually lost the medal itself in an airport!
Brendan married his wife Martha inand the couple have a child together. Martha works as a sixth grade math teacher. Eaton is a two time Olympic decathlon champion who competed for team USA. Theisen-Eaton is a Canadian athlete who competed in an indoor pentathlon competition.
She also took home bronze in the Summer Olympics. While she never medaled in any Olympic games, she still was able to get fourth place in and eighth in Harding married her current husband Joseph Jens Price inand had her first ever child in The two competed as husband and wife on the same team in the Summer Olympics. The couple have won many competitions in England where there moved to in Jonelle is a bronze medalist for team New Zealand but she had to take a break from riding when she found out she was pregnant in !
Jonelle has since given birth and the Prices are enjoying their time as a family. Larkin broke the record in the short course meter backstroke inhowever, he has not taken home a medal in the Olympic Games. Emily won the silver medal in the meter backstroke event in London Summer games. She is also an Australian record holder in many other swimming events. These two Aussie athletes have been dating since and they recently purchased a home together. Gerek Meinhardt and Lee Kiefer Lee Kifer is ranked number one out of all female fencers in the United States and number 3 in the world.
She won 7 individual titles when she competed in the Pan American Championships. Kiefer is very dedicated to the sport and took a year off from the University of Notre Dame to prepare for the Olympics. Meinhardt is also an American foil fencer who attends the University of Notre Dame. He competed in the Beijing Olympics and he was ranked 16th in the world at the time. Van Zyl has competed in the London marathon twice and she placed 10th overall in Irvette is married to a fellow athlete and hurdler, L.
He competed in both the and Summer Olympics and he has won numerous medals in many competitions. Pellegrini took home a gold medal for Italy in the Summer Olympics. She is the only swimmer, regardless of gender, that has taken home seven consecutive medals in the same event. Magnini is also an Italian swimmer who is a two time world champion for the metre freestyle. Magnini won the bronze medal in the Summer Olympics.
She was defended on Twitter after Piers Morgan insulted her and another athlete for not taking home the gold.
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He won the silver medal in the relay event at the Rio Olympic Games. She started breaking records in high school for pole vaulting and she eventually turned her passion into her career. Stokke went onto study at UCLA on an athletic scholarship and she trained to get on the American team of the Olympics but to no avail. Fowler plays on the PGA tour and he has won four times on the tour. She met her future husband Bart Conner at an international gymnastics competition, but fate would have them meet again a couple decades later.
Bart reconnected with her, and the two wed in They own a gym together in Kansas. He won more gold medals than anyone in any one Olympics ever, winning eight medals for the United States in the games in Beijing.
They broke up but soon got back together. The couple then secretly got married inand they have one child named Boomer. He has 90 medals from different international competitions, including 55 golds! For her part, Soni always knows what to do in the pool -- swim full-speed ahead. There are no variations. Since she was 16, she would experience heartbeat irregularities once or twice a month, always during training.
While she was getting sets in, her heart would start to beat rapidly, often more than times a minute. She was diagnosed with a condition known as supraventricular tachycardia SVT. Soni scheduled a procedure to correct the problem as a high school senior, but backed out when her mother, a nurse, talked to more doctors and found out that the issue could be left untreated. Soni went on to run cross country at USC.
She also swam her freshman season. She managed to be successful, but the irregularities became more and more regular, and being in the pool became less and less fun. Soni now describes that spring as "a constant state of blah. She noticed her heart speeding up during a race for the first time.
She cruised the rest of the way and bowed out of the meet. Two months later, she underwent a procedure called cardiac ablation to fix the SVT, with doctors inserting electrical energy through a catheter to eliminate extraneous tissue in her heart that had been the root of the problem.
Soni emphasizes it was not surgery, but a fairly commonplace procedure. And it indeed is -- now. Several high-level athletes have had similar procedures to solve tachycardia over the past few years, including American Olympic cyclist Bobby Julich.
But the condition used to require open-heart surgery as recently as the early s. At Salo's last job with the Irvine Novaquatics swim club, one of his assistants, Ken LaMont, chose to deal with the condition for decades rather than risk the surgery.
Soni remembers being very upset. She was recruited to L. Salo had a reputation as an unorthodox breaststroke coach, and she was worried he'd change her training and try to adjust her stroke.
The situation didn't get any better as time went on. It came to a head at some point midway through Soni's sophomore season. Swimmer and coach differ on exactly when their decisive argument occurred, but both have very similar accounts on what happened on the pool deck at an unspecified meet.
Disappointed in her lackluster finish, Soni uncharacteristically called out Salo in front of her teammates. I just hate this. He was in his first year as a major-college head coach, and his best swimmer was undermining him in front of the whole team. So he shot back. Just let it go. I like to do what people say. But it was really that point that changed it to me being a lot more laid-back about what I do. More progress was made in April, when Soni won a silver medal in the meter breaststroke in the U.
When she came back from that, Salo noticed a newfound source of confidence in his top swimmer. Three months later, she won gold in the and breaststroke at the U. She hasn't stopped winning since. Times went down faster than ever before, creating unrest in the swim world and questions about sustainability.
Canadian Annamay Pierse still owns the meter breaststroke world record she set at the world championships while wearing the special suit. She hasn't come within three seconds of that time since, as the suits were banned in But Soni has come within half a second of matching it.
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Tom Speedling, Soni's coach during her teenage years at Scarlet Aquatic Club in New Jersey, said that's one of the main reasons he considers her the best breaststroker ever. They made her feel out of control in the pool. At the world championships in Rome, at the height of suit madness, she finished fourth in the breast after starting out way faster than normal and fading badly in the final And she needed to learn that.
Last month in Omaha at the U. Olympic trials, Soni was upset in the meter breast by an unheralded collegiate swimmer named Breeja Larson. She still qualified to race in London as the second-place finisher, but it raised questions about how she would respond three days later in her signature breast.
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