Kirsty Coventry to swim in '16 Rio

BARCELONA, Spain -- Two-time Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe says she'll swim through the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

Coventry says she'll begin training early next year with coach David Marsh and longtime mentor Kim Brackin in North Carolina.

She is skipping the world championships this year.

Coventry says if she doesn't get a medal "it will be a disappointment, but I'm more excited about the process."

With seven Olympic medals overall, Coventry is tied with former Hungarian great Krisztina Egerszegi for the most women's individual medals -- excluding relays.

The 29-year-old Coventry recently became an IOC athlete member and will get married in two weeks.