Look out: Athletes 40-and-over are back
At 44, Dara Torres is attempting to make her sixth Olympic team after winning 12 medals at her previous five Olympic Games. Among those podium finishes: A silver medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, where her time of 24.07 seconds in the 50-meter freestyle set an American record. She earned three silver medals in Beijing, competing as the oldest female swimmer in Olympic history. The 50 freestyle is where Torres is focusing her efforts, and she finished second in that event at the 2011 U.S. Winter National Championships. She turns 45 years old in April.
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