Sunday, 17 June 2012

Dara Torres

Full Name: Dara Grace Torres
Nationality: United States of America
Born: April 15, 1967
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California
Specialties: Freestyle, Butterfly
Height: 5'11”

Major Achievements/ Accomplishments:
- Has won 12 Olympic Medals (4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze)
- Has competed in 5 Olympic Games
- Has set 3 World Records in the Women’s Long Course 50m Freestyle
- Has won at least one medal in each of the 5 Olympic Games that she attended
- Is the oldest swimmer ever to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team

Interesting Facts:
- 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 14th 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
-Torres, at age 45, aims to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics

Personal Comments:
Dara Torres, at the moment, is the veteran swimmer of the world. She is currently aiming to qualify for her 6th Olympic Games at age 45, after giving birth to a child 6 years ago. After having won at least one medal at all five Olympic Games that she has attended, it will be interesting to see what this Super-Mom can do this year.

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