41 year old swimmer Dara Torres qualifies for fifth Olympics

Dara Torres won the 100 meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials on Friday and qualified for her fifth Olympic Games.

Dara Torres is 41 years old and has a 2-year old daughter.

“She is a hero to her whole generation and women in general,” declared Aaron Peirsol, who tied a world record Friday night in winning the men’s 200-meter backstroke over Ryan Lochte by a mere two-hundredths of a second - Lochte’s world record, set last year.

“I think,” Peirsol said of Torres, “this shows that age doesn’t have to slow you down, slow anyone down, if they don’t want it to.

“Anything,” he said, “is possible.”

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Posted by Mike 10 years ago

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