Dara Torres

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  • Birth Name: Dara Grace Torres
  • Birth Place: Jupiter, FL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/15/1967, Aries
  • Profession: Olympic swimmer; Reporter
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VIDEO: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 8/6/09

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Dara Torres, five-time gold medalist swimmer discusses her new book, "Age is Just a Number". watch

Eight for Eight: Phelps Makes Olympic History

Usain Bolt was crowned the worlds fastest man and Dara Torres picked up two more silver medals at age 41 but without a doubt the day belonged to Michael Phelps The king of the Water Cube contributed a sizzling 5015 butterfly split historys fastest to the USs world-record setting 4x100-meter medley relay earning his eighth gold medal in Beijing and leaving Mark Spitz venerable 1972 record in his proverbial wake The sport of swimming will never be the same NBCs Rowdy Gaines said The name Michael Phelps will be synonymous with perfectionAs Phelps was quick to point out dont forget the names of his teammates either Aaron Peirsol Brendan Hansen salvaging an otherwise disappointing Olympics and Jason Lezak the hero of the 4x100 freestyle relay swam the backstroke breaststroke and freestyle legs respectively And as if feeling responsible for Phelps historic run wasnt enough Lezak jokingly told NBCs read more

At 41 Dara Torres Has 50 Free Gold in Sight

Dara Torres just might be the story of the Water Cube tonight no small feat when Michael Phelps is going for his eighth gold medal The 41-year-old athletic marvel is on track to win a medal possibly gold in the womens 50-meter freestyle airing at 1003 pmET on NBC Torres is on her fifth Olympic team a record for a US swimmer and shes the oldest Olympic swimmer in history a mark she actually first made in Sydney at age 33 The 50 could bring her eleventh career medal No 10 was the silver she won last weekend on the 4x100 freestyle relayMany of Torres teammates werent even born when she competed in her first Olympic Games in 1984 at the tender age of 17 I feel like a lot of times Im one of the kids here on the team Torres says but in reality shes a middle-aged mama With her 2-year-old daughter Tessa Grace cheering from the stands Torres won both the 50- and 100-meter freestyles at the US Olympic triread more

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Inside Edge: Van Dyken's 50m Free Recap
Torres looking towards London
'Celebrities at Home': Olympian Dara Torres Shows Off Her Boston Home
Dara Torres Falls Short in Olympic Bid

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Phelps Takes Gold, While Tragedy Strikes Olympic Family

One down seven to goThe first gold medal is always the hardest or so Ive heard Michael Phelps must be breathing a sigh of relief if he has time to pause that is between his grueling schedule of heats and races after smashing his own world and Olympic records with a time of 40384 in the mens 400-meter individual medley to take gold His teammate Ryan Lochte earned bronzeThe day started out on a note of tragedy In what appears to be a random act of violence a Chinese man attacked family members of a US volleyball coach at the Drum Tower a popular Beijing tourist attraction Todd Bachman the father-in-law of mens indoor volleyball head coach Hugh McCutcheon was killed and his wife Barbara was seriously injured The couples tour guide was also wounded in the attack The Bachmans daughter Elisabeth McCutcheons wife was with her parents at the time but did not sustain injuries The mens volleyball team led by assistant coach Ron Larsen in McCutc read more

Swimmer Dara Torres Makes a Splash at 41

The Olympics are a month away and a new media darling has emerged Dara Torres a 41-year-old mom from Parkland Florida won two events at the US Olympic Team Trials for swimming in Omaha and immediately vaulted into the spotlight NBCs Trials ratings climbed over the weekend thanks in large part to Torres and of course Michael Phelps with 360 million tuning in on July 4 402 million on July 5 and 649 million on the 6th She was ubiquitous on Monday featured in segments on Today Good Morning America ABC World News and NBC Nightly News Tuesday night shell sit down with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show July 8 1135 pmET Expect NBC to quickly add her into their promo rotation for the Beijing GamesTorres who came out of retirement two years ago qualified for her fifth Olympic team and will be the oldest swimmer ever to represent the United States at the Games She won the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events at the Trials setting an American record at the shor read more

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