August 15th, 2008
By winning the bronze in Women’s 100 meter Freestyle, Natalie Coughlin has won her 5th medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The gold medal went to Germany’s Britta Steffen along with an Olympic record of 53.12 seconds. Australia’s Lisbeth Trickett swam 53.16 seconds for the silver, while Filipino HAPA Natalie Coughlin captured the bronze with a time of 54.40 seconds.
While she is not getting the media coverage of Michael Phelps, she is currently tied with Dara Torres and Shirley Babashoff for number of the Olympic medals won within the same Olympic game with five. She has an opportunity to break the record in her next event: the 4x100m medley relay.
Previously, she has won a gold in women’s 100 meter backstroke, a silver in women’s 4×100 meters freestyle relay, and two bronze medals one in the women’s 200 meters individual medley and one in the Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay.
Rewatch the Women’s 100 meter Freestyle .
Learn more about Asian Americans at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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