Natalie Coughlin on Surprise American Record (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges. 

Reported by Karl Ortegon.

Etiene Medeiros swam well this morning, but Natalie Coughlin absolutely zoomed this race, going a 27.51 to destroy her own personal best and break the American Record at the same time. She is now ranked 3rd in the world in that event. Medeiros would settle for third, as Rachel Bootsma was 2nd in 28.05. That American Record was previously held by her. Fernanda Gonzalez Ramirez of Mexico grabbed 4th place (28.86) and was the last swimmer to dip below 29 seconds. Medeiros still does own the world’s fastest time this year in this event.

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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