Torres Misses Out on Sixth Olympics

Finishes fourth in 50-meter freestyle


American swimmer Dara Torres narrowly missed out on her sixth Olympic Games after finishing fourth in the 50-meter freestyle Monday night by nine-hundredths of a second. Torres, 45, won three silver medals at the Beijing Olympics and is tied with Jenny Thompson as the most winning U.S. female swimmer. She is the first American to swim in five Olympics and also the oldest female to ever swim at the Games. Torres had pinned her London hopes on the 50-meter freestyle after undergoing knee surgery. “This is really over,” Torres said. “That’s it, I’m going to enjoy some time with my daughter, have a nice summer and cheer on the U.S. team.”

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