Monday 3 October 2011

Natalie Coughlin Swimmer Star 2011 Profile,Bio & Pictures

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 Natalie Coughlin
August 23, 1982  
139 lbs (63 kg)
5’8” (1.73 m)
29 years

Swimmer Natalie Coughlin capped a stellar collegiate career by winning a total of nine medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Coughlin grew up in California and went to the University of California at Berkeley, where she set a raft of records and was named the NCAA's Swimmer of the Year in 2001, 2002 and 2003. A sprint specialist who is especially strong at 100 meters, she also is the first woman to swim the 100-meter backstroke in under one minute. She became a major story with her success in the 2004 Olympics, where she won two gold medals, two silver and one bronze. She parlayed her swimming fame and winning smile into a job as an analyst with NBC at the 2006 Winter Olympics. She then qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she won four more medals, including a gold in the 100 meter backstroke with a personal best of 58.96 seconds.
Extra credit: Her name is pronounced COG-lin, according to USA Swimming... She is 5'8" tall... She co-wrote (with Michael Silver) the 2006 book Golden Girl: How Natalie Coughlin Fought Back, Challenged Conventional Wisdom, and Became America's Olympic Champion... Coughlin finished her college swimming career in 2004 and graduated in 2005 with a degree in psychology... Coughlin was born in Emeryville, California, according to USA Swimming, but grew up in the towns of Vallejo and Concord.

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