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Natalie Coughlin

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  • 2012
Name: Natalie Coughlin
Discipline: 4x100-meter freestyle, 4x100-meter medley, 4x200-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle, 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter individual medley
Height: 5-8
Weight: 138
Birthplace: Emeryville, Calif.
Hometown: Vallejo, Calif.
High School: Carondelet High School (Concord, Calif.) '00
College: University of California, Berkeley '05, Psychology

Olympic Experience:
  • Three-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012); 12-time Olympic medalist (3 golds, 4 silvers, 5 bronzes)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, bronze (4x100-meter freestyle)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (100-meter backstroke), silver (4x100-meter freestyle, 4x100-meter medley), bronze (100-meter freestyle, 200-meter medley, and 4x200-meter freestyle)
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, gold (100-meter backstroke and 4x200-meter freestyle), silver (4x100-meter freestyle, 4x100-meter medley), bronze (100-meter freestyle)
  • First woman in Olympics history to win back-to-back gold medals (100-meter backstroke)
Career Highlights:
  • 2013 World Championships, gold (4x100-meter freestyle)
  • 2011 World Championships, gold (4x100-meter medley), silver (4x100-meter freestyle), bronze (100-meter backstroke)
  • 2010 World Championships, gold (100-meter backstroke), silver (4x100-meter freestyle, 4x100-meter medley), bronze (100-meter freestyle)

Fun Facts: Daughter of James and Zennie Couglin…Has one younger sister, Megan…Married Ethan Hall on April 25, 2009…Began swimming at age 6…Hobbies include cooking, gardening, surfing and photography…Co-authored “Golden Girl: How Natalie Coughlin Fought Back, Challenged Conventional Wisdom, and Became America's Olympic Champion” in April 2006…Served as an Olympic analyst for MSNBC during the 2006 Olympic Winter Games…Appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009.

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