Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Dara Torres won her first Olympic medal before Michael Phelps was a fetus!

Interesting facts about Dara Torres:

1) First gold medal in Los Angeles at the 1932 Olympics err... 1984 Olympics.

2) Has had two surgeries within a year on her knee and shoulder yet still wins her races.

3) She has torn two Speedo LZRs in a single afternoon. That's right $1000 large!

4) During competitions, her minions stretch her body 5 times a day!

5) She was the first athlete/model in SI's bikini issue!

Zillions of mind blowing facts and a video of her stretching in this New York Times profile: [Link]

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