Coughlin to Appear on 'Chronicle Live' at 5 p.m., 11 p.m. Thursday

July 9, 2009

BERKELEY - Former California star and 11-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin will appear on 'Chronicle Live' on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. today, Thursday, July 9.

Coughlin is also vying for a 2009 ESPY Award in the category of Best Female Athlete. Fans can vote for Coughlin online at The ESPY award ceremony takes place on Wednesday, July 15, at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles and will be hosted by actor Samuel L. Jackson.

Coughlin became the first U.S. women's athlete to win six medals in one Olympiad when she won one gold (100-meter backstroke), two silver (4x100-meter freestyle relay and 4x100-meter medley relay) and three bronze (100-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley and 4x200-meter freestyle relay) medals last summer in Beijing. Along with the five Olympic medals she won in 2004, Coughlin has attained 11 career Olympic medals, one shy of 2008 Olympic teammate Dara Torres and former U.S. star Jenny Thompson, who are tied for the record for most Olympic women's swimming medals with 12. Coughlin is tied with former Cal men's swimmer Matt Biondi with the most Olympic medals by any Cal athlete. She won 12 NCAA titles while at Cal.

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