Natalie Coughlin: Ranking Her 10 Greatest Olympic Moments

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Natalie Coughlin: Ranking Her 10 Greatest Olympic Moments
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Natalie Coughlin is one of the most decorated Olympic athletes in U.S. History.

Natalie Coughlin is one of only 20 athletes to ever win more than 10 Olympic medals.

The American swimmer has won 11 total medals between two separate Games. She has amassed three golds, four silvers and four bronze medals. Behind Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres, Coughlin is the United States' most decorated female athlete.

For all of Coughlin's accomplishments, she is primed to leapfrog her countrywomen and become the second-most decorated U.S. athlete ever behind Michael Phelps. Coughlin looks to participate in her third Olympic Games this summer after successful trips to both Athens (five medals) in 2004 and Beijing (6 medals) four years later.

The California native is a good bet to participate in three or four individual events and a few relays as well. Come the London Games, this list could be severely altered, but for now these are the top 10 moments of Natalie Coughlin's Olympic career.

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