Dara Torres

Dara Torres

Dara Grace Torres (born April 15, 1967) is an American former competition swimmer and world record-holder who is a twelve-time Olympic medalist. Torres is the first and only swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008), and, at age 41, is the oldest swimmer ever to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic team. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she competed in the 50-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter medley relay, and 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and won silver medals in all three events.

Torres has won twelve Olympic medals (four gold, four silver, four bronze), one of three women with the most Olympic women's swimming medals. She won five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics when, at age 33, she was the oldest member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Swim Team. She has also won at least one medal in each of the five Olympics in which she has competed, making her one of only a handful of Olympians to earn medals in five different Games.

On August 1, 2007, at age 40 (just 15 months after giving birth to her first child), she won gold in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, her fourteenth national championship. On August 4, she broke her own American record in the 50-meter freestyle, 26 years after she first set the American record at just 15 years old.

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... Torres has worked in television as a reporter and announcer for American networks NBC, ESPN, TNT, OLN and Fox News Channel ... Torres and her reproductive endocrinologist, David Hoffman began dating ... longer dating, they are the parents of Tessa Grace Torres-Hoffman, born in April 2006 ...
Swimming At The 2008 Summer Olympics - Medal Summary - Women's Events
... Event Gold Silver Bronze 50 m freestyle details Britta Steffen Germany (GER) 24.06 (OR, ER) Dara Torres United States (USA) 24.07 (AM) Cate Campbell Australia (AUS) 24.17 100 m freestyle details Britta Steffen Germany (GER) 53.12 (OR) Lisbeth Trickett Australia (AUS) 53.16 Natalie Coughlin United States (USA) 53.39 (AM) 200 m freestyle details Federica Pellegrini Italy (ITA) 154.82 (WR) Sara Isaković Slovenia (SLO) 154.97 Pang Jiaying China (CHN) 155.05 (AS) 400 m freestyle details Rebecca Adlington Great Britain (GBR) 403.22 Katie Hoff United States (USA) 403.29 Joanne Jackson Great Britain (GBR) 403.52 800 m freestyle details Rebecca Adlington Great Britain (GBR) 814.10 (WR) Alessia Filippi Italy (ITA) 820.23 Lotte Friis Denmark (DEN) 823.03 100 m backstroke details Natalie Coughlin United States (USA) 58.96 Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe (ZIM) 59.19 Margaret Hoelzer United States (USA) 59.34 200 m backstroke details Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe (ZIM) 205.24 (WR) Margaret Hoelzer United States (USA) 206.23 Reiko Nakamura Japan (JPN) 207.13 (AS) 100 m breaststroke details Leisel Jones Australia (AUS) 105.17 (OR) Rebecca Soni United States (USA) 106.73 Mirna Jukić Austria (AUT) 107.34 200 m breaststroke details Rebecca Soni United States (USA) 220.22 (WR) Leisel Jones Australia (AUS) 222.05 Sara Nordenstam Norway (NOR) 223.02 (ER) 100 m butterfly details Lisbeth Trickett Australia (AUS) 56.73 (OC) Christine Magnuson United States (USA) 57.10 Jessicah Schipper Australia (AUS) 57.25 200 m butterfly details Liu Zige China (CHN) 204.18 (WR) Jiao Liuyang China (CHN) 204.72 Jessicah Schipper Australia (AUS) 206.26 200 m individual medley details Stephanie Rice Australia (AUS) 208.45 (WR) Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe (ZIM) 208.59 (AF) Natalie Coughlin United States (USA) 210.34 400 m individual medley details Stephanie Rice Australia (AUS) 429.45 (WR) Kirsty Coventry Zimbabwe (ZIM) 429.89 (AF) Katie Hoff United States (USA) 431.71 4×100 m freestyle relay details Netherlands Inge Dekker Ranomi Kromowidjojo Femke Heemskerk Marleen Veldhuis 333.76 (OR) United States Natalie Coughlin Lacey Nymeyer Kara Lynn Joyce Dara Torres 334.33 (AM) Australia Cate Campbell Alice Mills Melanie Schlanger Lisbeth Trickett 335.05 (OC) 4×200 m freestyle relay details Australia Stephanie Rice Bronte Barratt Kylie Palmer Linda Mackenzie 744.31 (WR) China Yang Yu Zhu Qianwei Tan Miao Pang Jiaying 745.93 (AS) United States Allison Schmitt Natalie Coughlin Caroline Burckle Katie Hoff 746.33 (AM) 4×100 m medley relay details Australia Emily Seebohm (OC) Leisel Jones Jessicah Schipper Lisbeth Trickett 352.69 (WR) United States Natalie Coughlin Rebecca Soni Christine Magnuson Dara Torres 353.30 (AM) China Zhao Jing Sun Ye Zhou Yafei Pang Jiaying 356.11 (AS) 10 km marathon details Larisa Ilchenko Russia (RUS) 15927.7 Keri-Anne Payne Great Britain (GBR) 15929.2 Cassandra Patten Great Britain (GBR) 15931.0 * Swimmers who participated in the heats only and received medals. ...
List Of Olympic Medalists In Swimming (women) - Current Program - 4 × 100 Metre Freestyle Relay
... USA) Jenna Johnson Carrie Steinseifer Dara Torres Nancy Hogshead Netherlands (NED) Annemarie Verstappen Desi Reijers Elles Voskes Conny van Bentum West Germany (FRG ...