The can-can is regarded today primarily as a physically demanding music hall dance, performed by
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Natalie Anne Coughlin is an American swimmer who has represented the United States at the 2004 and the 2008 Olympics. At the 2008 Olympics, she became the first American female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals in one Olympics and the first woman ever to win a 100 m backstroke gold in two consecutive Olympics. Coughlin is known for her dominance in a short course pool and for her underwater kicking ability.