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Natalie Coughlin

  • Team: United States
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Date of birth: 23-Aug-1982
  • Discipline: Backstroke

Biography

In 2008 Natalie competed in her second Olympic Games where she won six medals, the most ever by an American female in a single Games.

She took Gold in the 100m Backstroke, making her the first woman to retain that position in that event across two Olympic Games.

She is known for her dominance in the short course pool and her underwater kicking ability.

Records Held

World:

100m Backstroke (L/C) 59.21, 17 February 2008, Columbia USA

4x200m Freestyle Relay (L/C) 7:50.09, 29 March 2007, Melbourne AUS

100m Backstroke (S/C) 56.51, 28 October 2007, Singapore

100m Individual Medley (S/C) 58.80, 23 November 2002, East Meadow USA

Achievements

The first woman in history to break the 1 minute barrier in the 100m Backstroke.

2010 Pan pacific Championships USA

3rd100metres backstroke
1st 100metres freestyle
1st 4x100metres freestyle relay
1st 4x100metres medley relay

2010 World Swimming Championships (25m) Dubai

1st 100metres backstroke (Championship record)
2nd 4x100metres freestyle relay
2nd 4x100metres Medley relay
3rd100metres freestyle

2008 Olympic Games

  • 1st 100metres Backstroke
    3rd 100metres Freestyle
    3rd 200metres Individual Medley

2007 FINA World Championships

  • 1st 100metres Backstroke
    1st 4 x 200metres Freestyle relay
    2nd 4 x 100metres Freestyle relay
    2nd 4 x 100metres Medley relay
    3rd 100metres Butterfly

2005 FINA World Championships

  • 1st 4 x 200metres Freestyle Relay
    2nd 4 x 100metres Medley Relay
    3rd 4 x 100metres Freestyle Relay
    3rd 100metres Freestyle
    3rd 100metres Backstroke

2004 Olympic Games

  • 1st 100metres Backstroke
    1st 4 x 200metres Freestyle Relay
    2nd 4 x 100metres Freestyle Relay
    2nd 4 x 100metres Medley Relay
    3rd 100metres Freestyle