Sunday, July 6, 2008

Torres' Tough Training Pays Off

Dara Torres' intense training methods have helped the 41 year old, nine-time Olympic medalist to qualify for her fifth Olympic appearance. On Friday night she won the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials and on Saturday at the Olympic Trials she set an American record in the 50-meter freestyle, winning her semifinal heat in 24.38 seconds. Torres will swim in the 50-meter freestyle final on Sunday to attempt to qualify for a second event in the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

Torres celebrates setting an American record in the 50-meter freestyle.

Torres hugs Emily Silver on Friday night after Torres won
the women's 100-meter freestyle.

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