Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, Christine Magnuson and Dara Torres captured the silver medal in the women’s 4×100 meter medley relay.
Natalie Coughlin swam the lead off backstroke leg of the race at 58.94 seconds. Her other teammates swam the following times: Rebecca Soni (breaststroke – 1:05.95), Christine Magnuson (butterfly – 56.14), and Dana Torres (52.27). The total team time was 3:53.30. However, this was not enough to get gold. The Australian team came in with a world record time of 3:52.69.
With this medal, Natalie Coughlin has won 6 total medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She has won a gold in women’s 100 meter backstroke, two silver medals (women’s 4×100 meters freestyle relay and Women’s 4×100 meter Medley Relay), and three bronze medals (women’s 200 meters individual medley, Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay, and Women’s 100 meter Freestyle). She becomes the first female to win six Olympic medals during a single Olympic game.