- 5-Time Olympian; 12-Time Olympic Medalist
- TV appearance for ABC, ESPN, TNT and Fox
- US Record Holder in the 50m Freestyle
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, Dara 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 has competed in 5 Olympic Games and has won 12 medals in her Olympic career. Her impressive performance in Beijing has inspired many older athletes to consider re-entering competition, including cyclist Lance Armstrong. Even after undergoing radical reconstructive surgery on her knee in fall of 2009, Torres has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Aside from her amazing accomplishments in the pool, Dara has other talents on dry land as well. She has appeared as a commentator on such networks as Fox News, ESPN and...
No audio reviews yet.