Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:00 PM
Omaha Steve (35,848 posts)
(45-year-old) Dara Torres misses out on 6th Olympic team
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Source: Omaha World Herald-AP
Dara Torres has come up short in her bid to make it to the Olympics for a sixth time.
The 45-year-old Torres finished fourth in the final of the 50-meter freestyle Monday night, her only event at the U.S. swimming trials.
After winning three silver medals at the Beijing Olympics, Torres underwent radical knee surgery and put all her hopes into one event. But Jessica Hardy captured the one-lap sprint, touching in 24.50 seconds. Kara Lynn Joyce took the other Olympic spot in 24.73, followed by Christine Magnuson (24.78) and Torres (24.82).
Torres lingered in the water after all the other swimmers had climbed out. Then, she walked around the deck and scooped up her young daughter, who was wearing a green shirt that said "Go Mom."
Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20120702/SWIMTRIALS/707029905/1685#dara-torres-misses-out-on-6th-olympic-team
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dara Torres, left, looks at the results after swimming in the women's 50-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials as Kara Lynn Joyce and Jessica Hardy, right, celebrate, Monday, July 2, 2012, in Omaha.
Published Monday July 2, 2012
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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #3)
Tue Jul 3, 2012, 04:36 AM
tkmorris (9,326 posts)
4. Two problems
That isn't the article's headline, and it isn't necessary to post it at all. Spoilers help no one and have the potential to harm many. There's no upside to it.
Response to tkmorris (Reply #2)
Tue Jul 3, 2012, 04:56 AM
Spider Jerusalem (15,381 posts)
5. Yeah, you might want to do that
or better yet avoid the Internet entirely; stay away from forums, Twitter, Facebook, news sites, etc. (And the headline does in fact say "misses out on 6th Olympic team").