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How many medals has Natalie Coughlin won?

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Asked by: Melissa Trader

Who is the most decorated female swimmer of all time?

Swimmer Jenny Thompson is the most decorated American female in Olympic history, winning 12 medals over the course of four Olympic Games: eight gold, three silver and one bronze.

What swimmer qualified for the 1998 US nationals in every single event?

In 1998, at age 16, Coughlin qualified for every single event at summer nationals, proving her talent and versatility.
Natalie Coughlin.

Full Name: Natalie Coughlin
Nationality: USA
Status: Active

Who is the most decorated Olympian of all time?

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps: 28 medals. Phelps has earned 23 gold, three silver and 2 bronze medals in his career. He is the most decorated American Olympic athlete in history.

Who is the greatest Olympian of all time?

1 Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps is the most flourishing and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also owns the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23). He broke the record set by Mark Spitz in the 1972 Olympics when he won the eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Does Michael Phelps have the most medals?

Who has won the most Olympic medals of all time? The Olympian with the most medals of all time is Michael Phelps. The swimming superstar won 28 medals between , ten more than the previous record of 18.

What was so unusual about the swimming events at the first Olympic Games?

Birth of Olympic swimming
Experimental beginnings brought some rather unique events to those early Games. At the inaugural modern Olympics in Athens, swimming events included the 100m freestyle for sailors, which only members of the Greek navy could compete in.

How long has swimming been around for?

Archaeological and other evidence shows swimming to have been practiced as early as 2500 bce in Egypt and thereafter in Assyrian, Greek, and Roman civilizations. In Greece and Rome swimming was a part of martial training and was, with the alphabet, also part of elementary education for males.

Who is fastest swimmer in the world?

Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps can swim the 200-meter freestyle in approximately 1.42 minutes, which equates to a speed of about 4.7 mph (miles per hour) or 7.6 km/h (kilometers per hour). A sailfish could cover 200 meters in about 10 seconds!

Why is swimming not a sport?

Swimming is not a team sport because they all swim individually and don’t even support each other when they race. How can swimming be considered a team sport if not everyone has the same goal? And people get so upset when they are beat.