World Record Holder Rikke Møller Pedersen Signs With TYR

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TYR Sport is proud to announce the signing of world record holder and Olympic bronze medalist Rikke Møller Pedersen.

Hailing from Odense, Denmark, Pedersen is no stranger to competition, making her first Olympic appearance in 2012. As a national team member she has stood out in both major European and international competitions and has held the title of world record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke since 2013. Rikke earned her first Olympic medal at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as part of the 4 x100-meter medley relay. During this race the Danish team broke the European record with an impressive time of 3:55.01.

Rikke joins a growing roster of standout swimmers including 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 4x Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers, 5x Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer and 4x Olympian and Danish record holder Jeanette Ottesen. In addition, TYR Sport is a committed partner of the Danish Swimming Federation.

“I am proud to be joining the TYR family,” began Rikke. “I look forward to many more amazing swims and am confident that with TYR as my sponsor, this is just the beginning.”

Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport added, “Team TYR is proud to welcome Rikke Møller Pedersen to our roster of professional athletes. Through her impressive career Rikke has proven to be one of the world’s most competitive breaststroke specialists, and we cannot wait to support her talents moving forward.”

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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