2016 Rio Olympics

Road To Rio: Natalie Coughlin

Road To Rio: Natalie Coughlin

The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – USA Swimming will be held June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska, at the CenturyLink Center.

Fun Fact: Natalie Coughlin is poised to strike gold again this summer in Rio, which would make her the most decorated American female Olympian ever.
Coughlin is tied with Swimmers Jenny Thompson & Dara Torres as the All-Time U.S. Olympic Medal Winners (12).

“This summer in Rio de Janeiro, Coughlin hopes to swim in her fourth Olympics; at age 33, she has nearly a decade on most of her twentysomething competitors. “I don’t feel old,” she says. “I’m stronger than I’ve ever been.” Depending on how the U.S. trials go at the end of June, she may compete in the 100-meter freestyle, the 100-meter backstroke and perhaps a few relays as well. And if she medals in any of those events, Coughlin will become the most decorated American female Olympian in history, a situation she calls “totally crazy.”  Read more..

 

USA Swimming Trials ~ EVENT SCHEDULE
What: 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming
When: June 26 – July 3. Prelims begin 10 a.m. CDT; finals begin 6:45 p.m. CDT
Where: Omaha, Neb.

To learn more about all Olympic hopefuls, visit teamusa.org. The Rio Olympics begin August 5.

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