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Dara Torres

Wonder Woman: Dara Torres

All eyes have been on Olympian golden boy Michael Phelps, but swimmer Dara Torres is in a league of her own. At 41, this mama is the oldest Olympian to ever compete in the aquatic races and this was her fifth time doing so.

After taking silver in the individual 50 meter freestyle and another silver in the 4x100 meter relay, Dara who has one child isn't thinking about how she'll celebrate, she's figuring out how to get back into mommy mode. She told reporters:

The other girls were talking about going backpacking or going to Bali, but I get back on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday morning I have to take my daughter to school and I have a list of school supplies I have to get.

Kudos to this mum for inspiring other women to shoot for the stars — she deserves a gold.

jenk264 jenk264 9 years
She's definitely going for Rome in '09 and will be back in the pool in October to start training again..:)
jenk264 jenk264 9 years
Also after she dropped off Tessa at school she went directly to the gym to start training again saying that she feels she has unfinished business. Looking at Rome in '09 and hasn't came right out and denied London in 2012. She also swam 2 miles prior to her surgery!! Yes, she's a tough ass..
jenk264 jenk264 9 years
Not sure if my post took or not so excuse me if this is repeated. I love this girl..totally disagree with her patting herself on the back. If anything she's totally modest about what she has accomplished and who she is. She walked into the Chicago airport coming home from Beijing and everyone gave her a standing O. She looked around thinking that Michael Jordan must have been there. She's cute, sexy, adorable and drop dead gorgeous all rolled in to one..and a great sense of could you go wrong?
pink4444 pink4444 9 years
i ♥ her ~ she's a tough cookie and so talented, someone to look up to for sure
lawchick lawchick 9 years
agree with meandtheo -- this woman is tough! she hasn't appeared conceited or anything like that to me, though she is clearly confident like all Olympians. you would kinda have to be to compete for a living. I wonder if it will be tough to retire, or if she'll miss competing terribly? good thing she has the daughter to focus her attention on now.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I don't know. She annoys me because she's always patting herself on the back for being such a great mom and for being so great to her teammates. She's like Michael Phelps to me - a great Olympian and worthy of their medals, but on a personal level they do nothing for me.
meandtheo meandtheo 9 years
she is a serious bad ass! So refreshing to see her on this site as someone we look up to and respect other than actors/actresses!
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