Natalie Coughlin Captures Silver, Bronze in Dubai
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  12/17/2010

Dec. 17, 2010

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - U.S. and former California star Natalie Coughlin added to her medal collection at the FINA Short Course World Championships on Friday, winning a silver medal in the 400-meter medley relay and a bronze medal in the 100-meter freestyle. Fellow Golden Bears alumna Dana Vollmer swam the third leg of the relay, which along with Coughlin's 100 free set American records on the third day of the meet held at the Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex.

Coughlin led off the U.S. relay, which posted a time of 3:48.36 to narrowly finish second behind the winning China squad. The Chinese set a course record of 3:48.29.

In the 100 free, Coughlin clocked a time of 52.25 to surpass the American record of 52.57 she set in the Dec. 16 heats. Vollmer finished seventh in the 100-free final with a time of 52.95. The Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo won in a course-record time of 51.45.

On Dec. 16, Coughlin won a gold medal and set an American record in the 100-meter backstroke.

The meet ends on Sunday, Dec. 19.