Top 10 Greatest Girl Power Moments from Past Olympics
Of course the Olympics are inspiring -- but the history-making, odds-defying, pain-ignoring, shut-the-front-door-did-you-see-that moments are what we remember long after the closing ceremonies. Every woman in the Games is fierce, but here are a few of our favorite memories of the U.S. ladies from the past 20 years of the world's biggest sports stage.
When Natalie Coughlin...
The Moment: When Natalie Coughlin repeated her gold-medal win in the 100-meter backstroke and was reportedly in so much pain during the swim that she bit (and cut) her lip to distract herself from the discomfort (Beijing 2008).
BTW: If Coughlin wins just one more medal in London, her third Olympic Games, she'll tie Dara Torres and Jenny Thompson for the most medals won by an American female Olympian.