Dara Torres wins silver in relay

Forty-one-year-old Dara Torres made history by becoming the oldest swimmer to win an Olympic medal.

The Jewish swimmer anchored the U.S. women’s 4×100 freestyle relay team to a silver medal Aug. 9. The Netherlands won the race in a world record 3:33.76, with the Americans finishing in 3:34.33.

She will be competing in the 50-meter freestyle race after j.’s press deadline.

“As I’ve said from the beginning of this, age is just a number,” Torres, a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, told the New York Times. — jta

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