Rio Olympics six months out: Records watch

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Some of the records that could be tied or broken at the Rio Olympics:

Michael Phelps
Individual medals — (Phelps has 13; Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina won 14)
Consecutive gold medals in one individual event — (Phelps has 3 in 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley; shared record is 4)
Team/relay gold medals, medals — (Phelps has 9 golds, 7 medals; U.S. swimmer Jenny Thompson won 10 golds, 8 medals)
Oldest individual swim gold medalist — (Phelps will be 31; U.S. swimmer Duke Kahanamoku was 30 at Antwerp 1920)

Usain Bolt
100m gold medals — (Bolt shares the record of 2 with Carl Lewis)
Track and field gold medals — (Bolt has six; Lewis and Paavo Nurmi won 9)

Missy Franklin
Female gold medals — (Franklin has 4; Latynina has 9)
U.S. female gold medals — (Thompson has 8)
U.S. female gold medals, one Olympics — (Franklin and Amy Van Dyken-Rouen share the record of 4)
U.S. female medals, one Olympics — (Natalie Coughlin won 6)
Backstroke sweeps — (Franklin and others have done it once; no woman has done it twice)

Katie Ledecky
U.S. female gold medals, one Olympics — (Franklin, Van Dyken-Rouen share the record of 4)
U.S. female medals, one Olympics — (Coughlin won 6)
Sweep 200m, 400m, 800m freestyles — (Only done by Debbie Meyer in 1968)

Natalie Coughlin
U.S. female medals — (shares the record of 12 with Thompson, Dara Torres)

Ryan Lochte
Oldest individual swim gold medalist — (Lochte will be 32)

Simone Biles
U.S. female gymnastics medals, one Olympics — (Nastia LiukinShannon MillerMary Lou Retton share the record of 5)
U.S. female gymnastics gold medals — (shared record is 2)

Gabby Douglas
U.S. female gymnastics gold medals — (shares the record of 2)
Gymnastics all-around gold medals — (can tie the record of 2)

Aly Raisman
U.S. female gymnastics gold medals — (shares the record of 2)

Allyson Felix
U.S. female gold medals — (Felix has 4; Thompson has 8)
Female track and field gold medals — (shares record of 4)
U.S. track and field medals — (Felix has 6; Lewis has 10)
Female track and field medals — (Merlene Ottey has 9)

Kerri Walsh Jennings, Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings, Diana Taurasi, Heather O’Reilly, Christie Rampone
Consecutive female gold medals, team event — (All have 3; Lisa Leslie won 4)

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