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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Natalie Coughlin

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PRONOUNCED: COG-lin
CLUB: California Aquatics (CAL-CA)AGE: 25
HEIGHT: 5' 8" (172.7 cm)
COACHED BY: Teri McKeever

FAST FACTS

Two-time Olympian (2004, 2008)
11 Olympic Medals (3g, 4s, 4b)
16 World medals (6g, 6s, 4b)

INTERNATIONAL MEDALS

2008 Olympic Games

2008: Gold, 100m BK; Silver, 400m FR-R, 400m MED-R; Bronze, 100m FR, 200m IM, 800m FR-R

2001 World Championships

2001: Bronze, 50m BK (AR); Gold, 100m BK

2007 Santa Clara Grand Prix

2007: Gold, 400m FR-R; Gold, 100m FL; Gold,

100m FR

2007 World Championships

2007: Gold, 100m BK (WR); Gold, 200m FR (AR);

Gold, 800m FR-R (WR); Silver, 400m FR-R (AR);

Silver, 400m MED-R; Bronze, 100m FL (AR)

2007 Duel in The Pool

2007: Gold, 100m BK

2003 World Champs

2003: Gold, 400m FR-R; Silver, 400m MED-R

2006 Pan Pacific Champs

2006: Gold, 400m FR-R; Gold, 800m FR-R; Gold,

400m MED-R

2005 World Championships

2005: Bronze, 400m FR-R

2004 Olympic Games

2004: Gold, 800m FR-R (WR); Silver, 400m FR-R

(AR); Silver, 400m MED-R; Gold, 100m BK;

Bronze, 100m FR

TOP TIMES

Event Best Year

50m FR 24.92 May 08

100m FR 53.39 May 08

200m FR 1:56.43 Mar 07

100m BK 59.03 Jun 08

100m FL 57.34 Mar 07

200m IM 2:09.77 Jun 08

CAREER STATS:

2008 - 2 Semi, 100m BK; 2 Semi, 100m BK; 3 Semi, 200m IM 08 SCSC GP - t3 Final, 50m FR; t2 Final, 100m FR; t1 Final, 100m BK

2007 - SCY NATS - t1 Final, 50y FR; t1 Final, 100y FR; t1 Final, 100y BK; t2 Final, 100y FL 2007
SCSC GP - t1 Final, 100m FR; t1 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 400m FR-R
MoO DiP - , 100m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK
WORLD - 7 Semi, 50m FR; 8 Final, 50m FR; 1 Semi, 100m FR
(AR); 4 Final, 100m FR; t1 Final, 200m FR (AR); 1 Final, 100m BK (WR); 3 Final, 100m FL (AR); 2 Final, 400m FR-R (AR); 1Final, 800m FR-R (WR); 2 Final, 400m MED-R

2006 - PAN PAC - 2 Final, 50m FR; 1 Final, 100m FR; , 200m FR; 2 Final, 100m BK; , 100m BK; 1 Final, 400m FR-R; 1 Final, 800m FR-R; 1 Final, 400m MED-R
SUM NATS - 2 Final, 50m FR; 2 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 100m FL

2005 - MoO DiP - 1 Final, 100m BK
WORLD - t2 Final, 100m FR; , 100m FR; , 200m FR; 3 Final, 100m BK; , 100m BK; 6 Final, 50m FL; 3 Final, 400m FR-R
WC TRIALS - 1 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK; 3 Final, 100m FL

2004 - OLY - 3 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK; 2 Final, 400m
FR-R (AR); 1 Final, 800m FR-R (WR); 1 Final, 800m FR-R(AR); 1 Final, 800m FR-R (OR); 2 Final, 400m MED-R
OLY TRIALS - 6 Final, 50m FR; t5 Final, 50m FR; 2 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 100m BK

2003 - WORLD - , 100m FR; , 100m BK; 6 Semi, 100m FL; 8 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 400m FR-R; 2 Final, 400m MED-R
MoO DiP - 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 100m FL

Career Highlights:

Just the third American woman to win five Olympic medals at one meet, including two gold in the 100m backstroke and as a member of the world record-setting 4x200m freestyle relay ... first woman to swim the 100m back in less than one minute ... Broke her own 5-year-old world record in the 100m backstroke at the 2007 World Championships ... 2002 USA Swimming Swimmer of the Year ... three-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year ... three-time Sullivan Award finalist (nation's top amateur athlete) ... first person since Tracy Caulkins (1978) to win five U.S. National titles at one meet (August 2002) ... broke the American record in the 200m IM at the 2008 Janet Evans Invitational

Olympics History:

2004: Only the third American woman to win five Olympic medals at one meet, including two gold 100m BK & 800m FR-R(WR); Silver, 400m FR-R & 400m MR; Bronze, 100m FR

World Champs History:

2007: Gold, 100m BK(WR)/800m FR-R(WR); Silver, 400m FR-R(AR)/400m MR-R; Bronze, 100m FL(AR); 4, 100m FR(AR); 8, 50m FR ...

2005: Gold, 800m FR-R; Silver, 100m FR(tie) & 400m MR; Bronze, 100m BK & 400m FR-R ...

2003: Gold, 400m FR-R; Silver, 400m MR ...

2001: Gold, 100m BK & 800m FR-R(AR); Silver, 400m MR; Bronze, 50m BK

Pan Pacs History:

2006: Gold, 100m FR & all three relays; Silver, 50m FR & 100m BK ... 2002: Gold, 100m FR(AR) & 100m BK & 100m FL; Gold, 800m FR-R; Silver, 400m FR-R & 400m MR ... 1999: no medals

Duel in the Pool History:

2005: Gold, 100m BK & 100m FL & 400m FR-R(USO) ... 2003: Gold, 100m BK; Silver, 400m FR-R & 400m MR

2007 World Rankings:

13th, 50m free; 2nd, 100m free; 3rd, 200m free; 24th, 400m free; 3rd, 50m back; 1st, 100m back; 7th, 50m fly; 3rd, 100m fly

2006 World Rankings:

8th, 50m free; 5th, 100m free; 8th, 200m free; 1st, 100m back; 3rd, 100m fly; 45th, 200m IM

2005 World Rankings:

55th, 50m free; 6th, 100m free; 12th, 200m free; 1st, 100m back; 12th, 100m fly; 32nd, 200m IM

RECORDS:

Holds WR in 100m BK (Prelim), set at 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials ... Former WR holder in 100m BK (Prelim), set at 2008 Missouri Grand Prix ... Holds WR in 800m FR-R, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds WR in 100m IM (SCM), set at 2002 US FINA World Cup NY ... Holds WR in 100m BK (SCM), set at 2002 US FINA World Cup NY ... Holds AR in 200m IM, set at 2008 CA Janet Evans Inv ... Holds AR in 100m BK (Prelim), set at 2008 Missouri Grand Prix ... Holds AR in 100m FR (Semi), set at 2007 World Championships ... Former AR holder in 200m FR, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds AR in 100m FL, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds AR in 200y FR, set at 2007 Long Beach Grand Prix ... Former AR holder in 200m BK, set at 2002 US Phillips 66 Nationals ... Holds AR in 100y FR, set at 2002 Women's NCAA Champs ... Holds AR in 200y BK, set at 2002 Women's NCAA Champs ... Holds AR in 100y FL, set at 2002 Women's NCAA Champs ... Holds AR in 100y BK, set at 2002 Women's NCAA Champs ... Holds USO in 200m IM, set at 2008 CA Janet Evans Inv ... Holds USO in 100m BK (Prelim), set at 2008 Missouri Grand Prix ... Holds USO in 200y FR, set at 2007 Long Beach Grand Prix

NATIONAL TITLES:

200m Free (2): '06 SUM, '02 SUM

200m Back (3): '02 SUM (AR), '98 SUM, '98 SPG

100m Fly (3): '06 SUM, '02 SUM, '01 SPG

100m Back (3): '05 SPG, '02 SUM (WR), '01 SPG

100m Free (2): '05 SPG, '02 SUMADDITIONAL HONORS:

General Accolades:

Three-time Sullivan Award finalist for the nation's top amateur athlete (2001-02, 05) ... 2004 Female Athlete of the Year and two-time Relay Performance of the Year (2004 Olympic and 2005 World Champ 800m free relay) ... 2003 Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year ... 2002 USA Swimming Athlete of the Year

International: 2002 Swimming World Female World Swimmer of the Year

National Teams: Eight-time National A Team (1997-98, 01-06) ... 1997
National Junior TeamAll-Star Team: Seven-time (1998, 01-06)
Meet Honors: First person since Tracy Caulkins (1978) to win five U.S. National titles at one meet (August 2002) ... had qualifying times for 1998 National Championships for every event and every stroke (first swimmer to do so)
Meet Honors: World record holder in the 100m back (first woman under one minute) ... swam the lead-off leg of the world record-setting 4x200m free relay at the 2004 Olympic Games (the former 17-year-old record was the oldest one on the books); her lead-off split was the secondfastest time by an American woman and would have won the 200m free individually in Athens

Collegiate: Three-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year (2001-03); won 11 of 12 possible NCAA titles over her career; also won one NCAA relay title ... 2004 Sports Illustrated on Campus' Female Athlete of the Year
High School: 1998 Swimming World National High School Swimmer of the Year ... top female point-getter on 1998 and 1999 Scholastic All-American teamsPERSONAL:

High School: Carondelet HS '00
College: Cal-Berkeley '050
College Major: PsychologyFuture Professional Aspirations: Broadcasting ... was an Olympic analyst for MSNBC during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games
Parents: James and Zennie ... father is a police officer, and mother is a Kaiser paralegal
Sibling(s): Younger sister (Megan) attended UC Davis and was a swimmer
Started Swimming: Age 6
Sports Played Before Swimming: Gymnastics, volleyball
Nickname(s): Nat
Pet(s): Two dogs (Shera and Jake) ... Shera is a Border Terrier, and Jake is a Boxer
Hobbies Outside the Pool: Cooking; appeared with Al Roker on The Today Show to cook up a pork and persimmon risotto dish (Dec. 2002) ... also loves surfing and photography
Ultimate Way to Relax: Enjoying good food and wine
Charities: Women's Sports Foundation and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids "Kick Butts Day"
Sponsor(s): Speedo, American Eggboard, Sprint PCS
More: Wrote a book with Sports Illustrated's Michael Silver entitled, "Golden Girl: How Natalie Coughlin Fought Back, Challenged Conventional Wisdom, and Became America's Olympic Champion"; it was released in April 2006
More: Attributes some of her recent success to her dry land training program, which includes pilates and dance classes ... recently had her photographs featured in SPLASH Magazine ... favorite place to be when she isn't training or competing is in Kauai, Hawaii ... first job was
working at the Snack Shack at her local pool ... when she was little, wanted to be Whitney Houston ... greatest obstacle she's overcome is a shoulder injury and "burnout"
Favorites
U.S. city:
San Francisco ...
int'l destination: Sydney ...
band: Counting Crows ...
summer activity: surfing ...
movie: Dogma ...
tv: Lost, Nip/Tuck, Heroes











from nathalie coughlin declared the most beautiful swimmer in the world:
Summer Olympics

Summer Olympics in Athens Greece 2004

gold medal in 100 m backstroke (1'00 "37)
gold medal in the relay 4 x 200 m freesyle(7'53 "42)
silver medal in the 4 x 100 m freestyle(3'36 "39)
silver medal in the 4 x 100 m 4 medley (3'59 "12)
bronze medal in 100 m freestyle(54'40)

Summer Olympics of 2008 in Beijing China

gold medal of the 100 m backstroke.
silver medal in the 4x100 m relay freestyle.
bronze medal 200-m Medley 4

World Championship swimming

World Championship swimming 2007 in Melbourne Australia

gold medal in 100 m backstroke (59 "44 WR)
gold medal in the relay 4 x 200 m freestyle (7'50 "09 WR)
silver medal in the 4 x 100 m freestyle (3'35 "68)
bronze medal in 100 m butterfly (57 34)

World Championship swimming 2005 in Montreal Canada

gold medal in the relay 4 x 200 m freestyle (7'53 "70)
silver medal in 100 m freesyle (54 74)
silver medal in the 4 x 100 m 4 medley (3'59 "92)
bronze medal in 100 m backstroke (1'00 "88)
bronze medal in the relay 4 x 100 m freesyle (3'38 "31)

World Championship swimming 2003 in Barcelona Spain

gold medal in the relay 4 x 100 m freestyle (3'38 "09)
silver medal in the 4 x 100 m 4 medley (4'00 "83)

World Championship swimming 2001 in Fukuoka Japan

gold medal in 100 m backstroke (1'00 "37)
silver medal in the 4 x 100 m freestyle (4'01 "81)
bronze medal in 50 m backstroke (28"54)
Considering that they spelled her name wrong I have a hard time taking their figures/statistics seriously.

















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