From Topless Photos in Maxim to Olympic Return: Dara Torres is Back
By Wendy Cook
Jul 10, 2008
Olympic swimmer Dara Torres is back and setting records. The stunning and still strong Dara Torres is back in the Olympics again and the sexy swimmer is 41 years old. Torres has had a blistering July and was the winner of the 100 meter freestyle event and then went on to break the U.S. record in the 50 meter freestyle during a July 5 semi-final heat, only to smash it again on July 6 in the final.
Come August, the 41-year-old mother of a toddler will become the oldest American ever to swim at the Olympics. Can the buff 6-foot blonde win a medal? Torres first arrived on the scene when she set a new American record for the 50 meter freestyle at age 15. Two years later, Torres helped her team earn gold in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
The New York Times notes in a report that just last November in Germany, Torres clocked 23.82 seconds in the 50-meter freestyle short course, breaking the American record and making her one of only five women to swim the event in less than 24 seconds.
"Age is just a number," Torres said at a press conference before the U.S. Olympic Trials began on June 29. It might just be for the hero to the forty-something and up cougar crowd that will be cheering for this incredible lady. As strong as she is, she is also not afraid to show her feminine side. An online link to some of her sexist photos from Maxim magazine and other pictures is available here and the first link is safe. Dara Torres is back!
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