Dara Torres-Olympic Gold Medal Swimming Champion and Inspirational Speaker
Dara Torres is arguably the fastest female swimmer in America. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympics a few years later in 1984. At the Beijing Games in 2008, Torres became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympics. When she took three silver medals—including the infamous heartbreaking 50-meter freestyle race where she missed the Gold by 1/100th of a second—America loved her all the more for her astonishing achievement and her good-natured acceptance of the results. In total, Dara Torres has competed in 5 Olympic Games and has won 12 medals in her Olympic career.
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