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Dara Torres misses out on 6th Olympic team

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  • Dara Torres, who was trying to make it to her sixth Olympics, just missed making the U.S. swim team when she came in fourth in a women's 50-meter freestyle semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Monday in Omaha, Neb.

      Dara Torres, who was trying to make it to her sixth Olympics, just missed making the U.S. swim team when she came in fourth in a women's 50-meter freestyle semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Monday in Omaha, Neb.
    Associated Press

 
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OMAHA, Neb. -- 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.

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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."

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