Watch: Natalie Coughlin Break 100 IM American Record in Italy (Race Video)


Photo Courtesy: Azaria Basile

MASSAROSA – Watch Natalie Coughlin break the 100-meter IM American record in her favorite event on the second day of competition at the Mussi-Lombardi-Femiano short course meter meet. It was part of a daily double that included a win in the women’s 100-meter freestyle.

Coughlin raced her way to a sizzling time of 58.55 in the short course sprint medley today. That swim cleared the 58.65 set by Ariana Kukors back in 2010 in Dubai. The swim moved her up to sixth in the world rankings.

That’s Coughlin’s third short course American record as she already owns the 100 free (51.88) and 100 back (55.97) marks.