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Dara Torres: I Gave It Everything I Had, Left It In The Pool

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Dara Torres says she gave it her best shot, but it just didn't happen.

From 1984 to 2008, Torres competed in five different Olympics as a member of U.S. Olympic Swim Team, but in 2012, she missed qualifying by .09 second .. that's nine-hundredths of one second.  But she has no regrets; she did her best.  Besides, Torres was already the oldest member of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team ever to compete in the Olympic games -- she was 41 in 2008.

During her career, Torres won a total of 12 medals -- four gold, four silver and four bronze.

Dara Torres joins Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Dana Torres:

  • She 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 is a veteran celebrity swimmer for Swim Across America, a charitable organization that raises funds for cancer research, in which she has participated for several years.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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