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Natalie Coughlin's comeback continues

Updated: August 19, 2010, 12:26 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs

IRVINE, Calif. -- Though the final results said Natalie Coughlin finished third in the 100-meter backstroke final here Wednesday night, the ear-to-ear grin stretched across the 27-year-old's face told the story of a swimmer who came away more than pleased with her performance.

The two-time Olympian and three-time Olympic gold medalist took 18 months off after the 2008 Beijing Olympics and just returned to the pool last December. Thus, she was thrilled to turn in a sub-1:00 time during ...

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