August 14th, 2008
Natalie Coughlin captured another medal yesterday in the Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay along with fellow teammates Allison Schmitt, Caroline Burckle and Katie Hoff. They swam the following times Allison Schmitt (1:57.71), Natalie Coughlin (1:57.19), Caroline Burckle (1:56.70), and Katie Hoff (1:54.73). Total Time: 7:46.33. This is the first time the Americans have lost the event since it began in 1996.
Australians with Stephanie Rice, Bronte Barratt, Kylie Palmer and Linda Mackenzie got gold in 7:44.31 and setting a new world’s record. The Chinese team of Yang Yu, Zhu Qianwei, Tan Miao and Pang Jiaying took the silver in 7:45.93.
Natalie now has a gold in women’s 100 meter backstroke, a silver in women’s 4×100 meters freestyle relay, and a bronze in women’s 200 meters individual medley. Having another team win adds another medal to her collection.
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