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"You don't put an age limit on your dreams," says Dara Torres.

The U.S. Swimmer is 41 years young. She's also the first swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympics (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, and 2008).

She's also the first woman in history to swim in the Olympics past the age of 40 and the oldest swimmer to win an Olympic silver medal.

On Saturday, she was edged out of Olympic gold in the 50-meter freestyle by one hundredth of a second. The winner, Britta Steffen of Germany, is 24-years old.

Dara! Dara! Dara!!!

You still deserve our kudos, honey!

[Image via Getty Images.]

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39 comments to “Now THIS Is Inspiring”



  1. 1

    First?



  2. 2

    I thought the winner was only 16.
    Maybe I'm wrong.



  3. 3

    =]



  4. 4

    HECK YES!
    YOU GO GIRL!

  5. Minx says – reply to this


    5

    She was PHENOM!!! LOVED IT!!!



  6. 6

    yay



  7. 7

    Congratulations to her, for all her success. She deserves it for trying so hard and being 40! Wow. :)



  8. 8

    I met her earlier this year. I still have her autograph. Damn, she is cool and has the greatest story to tel.



  9. 9

    In an Olympics where the Chinese are faking documents to get their young gymnasts in, Torres is truly an inspiration in these games.

  10. midi says – reply to this


    10

    wow, perez is actually giving kudos to a woman over the age of 40 other than madonna! is perez changing, or going along with the olympic adrenaline?



  11. 11

    i thought that was actually a young MAN;
    i'm sorry. SHEE looks good for her age, then.



  12. 12

    her story is amazing, she did a phenonemal job coming in second just after she swam another race



  13. 13

    she is so awesome!
    thank you for talking about a swimmer who is NOT phelps! she actually deserves coverage!!!



  14. 14

    Congratulations, Dara! She is ABSOLUTELY phenominal and such an inspiration to all of us women out here who are "over 40" and still pursuing a dream! She is awe inspiring and if she had just only had 1 more foot of pool…. she would have chased down that 16 YEAR OLD girl and won GOLD! LOL! Dara, thanks for carrying the torch and standard for all of us out here who still have the courage and fight in us to dream big….



  15. 15

    DARA! DARA! DARA! You showed all those little girls!



  16. 16

    Pretty much I cried when I heard Dara say that.
    .
    She's such a cool lady - and she was so close to gold!
    .
    You're gold in my book, Dara!



  17. 17

    Damn she's HOT for 41!



  18. 18

    YEAH DARA!!!! she is such an inspiration



  19. 19

    she's quite the milf



  20. 20

    YEAH! Such composure…what a great rep for the US!



  21. 21

    CONGRATS DARA!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!



  22. 22

    Inspiring!!!!



  23. 23

    Congats dude! Shit that's a women!



  24. 24

    Am I the only one who watches HBO? Real Sports just had a special on her on HBO and it was pretty well spelled out that she used performance enhancing drugs to keep up this pace at 41. Why is it when other countries cheat we get all bent out of shape but when one of our own does it we turn a blind eye?

    For the record, I have no idea if she did or didn't. The evidence shown on TV was pretty strong though.



  25. 25

    She is freaking awesome.
    I wish you would have talked about her more since a lot of people didnt know about her.



  26. 26

    Aw, I really wanted her to win gold… she lost by like 1/100th or 1/10th of a second (I forget)… that really sucks… Oh well she's really talented! Go DARA!



  27. 27

    Any other person that was 41, you would call them an old cow. Too bad she can't be cuban, just to make it the perfect story?!

  28. sarah says – reply to this


    28

    Re: Jack Spiral – you're a dumb bitch. dara is open to any kind of testing. if you knew anything you'd know that and you wouldnt repeat that.



  29. 29

    Perez this lady is AWESOME !!! Not only is she a great SWIMMER , she seems to be a very nice person all around. Great Sportmanship, some people could learn a lot from her.. GREAT JOB TORRES !!!!



  30. 30

    And she's a frickin mom! She's hot stuff…



  31. 31

    Last! anyway let me see…



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  33. 33

    Let's not forget to mention that she is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Can I just say, "wow."



  34. 34

    Congrats Dara, 41 and the silver, amazing!!!

  35. DLR says – reply to this


    35

    Dang, look at the biceps and shoulders on that woman. It is about time Perez paid some attention to athletes other than you know who. ;)

  36. Paty says – reply to this


    36

    Beautiful sentence…"You don't put an age limit on your dreams".
    Just inspiring indeed.



  37. 37

    We're the same age, honey. You go girl!!



  38. 38

    Doesn't she look like she could be Peter Krause's sister?

  39. BNice says – reply to this


    39

    Right on sister..way to go!!