Natalie Coughlin Biography
(The First Woman Ever to Swim the 100-meter Backstroke (Long Course) in Less Than One Minute)
Birthday: August 23, 1982 (Virgo)
Born In: Vallejo, California, United States
Natalie Coughlin is an American swimmer and winner of twelve Olympic medals. She is one of the most celebrated and decorated athletes of America. Right from the early age, she was interested in swimming which transformed into passion as she grew up. It was at a very early age that she started participating in competitions and breaking records. Despite her shoulder injury, which held her from competing in 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, she was determined to become a world-class swimmer, which she did with her willpower and earnest efforts. Her future success could be anticipated from the fact that in her first world championship, she made the world record of completing a 100-meter backstroke in under a minute. Over the next few years, she shaped many such success stories around the world in various championships, the most significant being the Olympic Games, in which she won twelve medals—most medals by a female American athlete in the championship. Her utmost dedication and unparalleled devotion to the sport of swimming makes her an inspiration for everybody. Her achievements truly define the courage and hard work required in life to reach the pinnacle of success.