Natalie Coughlin

Natalie Coughlin

Natalie Anne Coughlin Hall (born August 23, 1982) is an American international swimmer and twelve-time Olympic medalist. Ten days before her 20th birthday in 2002, she became the first woman ever to swim the 100-meter backstroke (long course) in under a minute. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she became the first U.S. female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals in one Olympiad, and the first woman ever to win a 100-meter backstroke gold in two consecutive Olympics.

Coughlin's success has earned her the World Swimmer of the Year Award one time and American Swimmer of the Year Award three times. She has won a total of forty-eight medals in major international competition, twenty-one gold, seventeen silver, and ten bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, and the Pan Pacific Championships. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she earned a bronze medal in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay. Her total of twelve Olympic medals tie her with Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres for the most all-time by an American woman.

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... Athens, Greece 100.16r He Cihong September 10, 1994 World Championships Rome, Italy 59.58 Natalie Coughlin August 13, 2002 U.S ... Championships Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA 59.44 Natalie Coughlin March 27, 2007 World Championships Melbourne, Australia 59.21 Natalie Coughlin February 17, 2008 ...
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... heats) Swimming Men's 4×100 m medley relay 1 ! Gold Natalie Coughlin Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke 1 ! Gold Amanda Beard Swimming Women's 200 m breaststroke 1 ! Gold ... Swimming Men's 4×100 m freestyle relay 3 ! Bronze Natalie Coughlin Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle 3 ! Bronze Kaitlin Sandeno Swimming Women's 400 m freestyle 3 ! Bronze Diana Munz ...
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... Natalie Coughlin won six medals, more than any other female swimmer in Beijing. 25.01 14 Q 24.63 7 Q 24.63 6 Dara Torres 24.58 3 Q 24.27 1 Q 24.07 AM 02 ! Natalie Coughlin 100 m freestyle 53.82 4 Q 53.70 1 Q 53.39 AM 03 ! Lacey Nymeyer 54.62 14 Q 54.7 ...
Dana Vollmer - Swimming Career - 2009–2011
... February 25, 2009, she set her first individual American record, breaking Natalie Coughlin's 200-yard freestyle record with a time of 141.53 ... relay, Vollmer won a silver medal with Natalie Coughlin, Jessica Hardy, and Missy Franklin ... In the 4×100-meter medley relay, Vollmer the gold medal along with Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, and Missy Franklin with a time of 352.36, better ...