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February 10th, 2011
10:07 AM ET

Torres training, hoping to make 2012 Olympic team

Dara Torres was the oldest swimmer to compete in the 2008 Olympics at age 41, where she clinched three silver medals and missed a gold by 1/100th of a second. And Torres has no plans to let age hold her back; she is currently training for the 2012 Olympics where she hopes compete at the age of 45.

She's already the most decorated female swimmer in American history, so why is Torres still pushing forward? Dara Torres sits down with CNN's T.J. Holmes to talk about her Olympic career.

Filed under: Olympics • Sports
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  1. Stacey

    Gosh Tj, get off her back about her age. The fact that she is 44 and is still able to compete at an elite level and do AWESOME is what make her such and inspiration to us all. She is so much more that "just another olympic swimmer hopeful", she shows us that we don't have to "give up" just because we hit age 35 on our bodies and our health. I would much rather watch her compete in the 50 free than yet another 19 year old. She is bringing excitement to the pool.Go Dara! We love you! Good luck!

    February 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
  2. Ilonka Ulrich

    I was shocked at how rude AJ Homes was to this woman. She's not 70 years old yet he asked her the most ridiculous questions. For instance, what would your body look like if you weren't doing this at your age? !!!!!!!!!!!!! Or, aren't you taking a younger Olympic contender's spot? !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg I don't want to watch that reporter again. I think Homes is a rude idiot.

    February 11, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  3. Nicolette

    I was outraged by the brutal, obnoxious interview by the American Morning anchor of this Olympic winner and continued hopeful. The anchor should stick to "howdys" and "nice seeing yous" which are his deepest, most insightful and intelligent comments, as he is nothing but fluff on the show. Nothing but a pretty boy, who everyday insults our intelligence and was extremely insulting to this CNN guest.

    Why can't we find a male anchor with any intelligence. Does CNN think its public is as thick as the anchor? How could he understand someone with such drive, someone so exceptional, when he is none of these things! He is not inspiring, intelligent, insightful but plain vanilla. I've never heard of her, but she was poised, intelligent, driven and inspiring.

    It's time to stop insulting

    February 11, 2011 at 8:16 am |
  4. inna

    Torres training, hoping to make 2012 Olympic team

    I didn't like the interview. I think it was very rude to talk about Dara's age like that. I hated it, it's not the way to conduct the interview. We got the point, she's 45 years old. So what? You don't have to tell us it twenty times.

    February 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm |