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Athletes

Rikke Møller
Pedersen
DenmarkDenmark, DEN
Female
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 January 1989
Height
174 cm
Weight
60 kg
Residence
Copenhagen, DEN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Danish, English
Higher education
Leisure Management - University College Sjaelland: Roskilde, DEN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six.
Club / Team
Holbaek Swim Club: Denmark
Name of coach
Dean Boles [national]; Martin Truijens [personal]; Mads Bjorn Hansen [personal]

International Debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Denmark

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, claiming gold in the 200m at the 2012 World Short Course Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, and setting a new world record in the 200m breaststroke at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (VM Media Guide, 01 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2009 she won the Arets Prize, the oldest sporting award in Denmark. (FINA Aquatics World Magazine, 01 Feb 2010)
Other information
RECORD BREAKER
She set a new world record in the 200m breaststroke in the semifinal of the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, becoming the first Danish woman to have broken a swimming world record since 1941 in the process. "Setting the world record is the greatest thing you can achieve in swimming in my opinion. It is my biggest achievement and greatest experience, because I felt that the whole world was supporting me during the race." (VM Media Guide, 01 Jul 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Aug 2013)