Dara Torres won her 10th Olympic medal in Beijing when she anchored the 4x100m freestyle relay to a silver medal in the first session of finals. Torres now has five medals in that event alone: three gold, one silver and one bronze, and she is the only swimmer to win a medal in five Olympics. Her split on the relay was the second-fastest in history at 52.44, behind only Libby Trickett, whose 52.34 in the same race secured bronze for Australia. At age 41, she's oldest Olympic swimming medalist in history and the only swimmer to win a medal in five Olympics.
Over 40 does not mean over the hill. Congratulations Dara!
In gymnastics, both our teams won medals, even if they weren't gold. However, it was thrilling to see Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson win the all around gold and silver. The first time the US has taken two spots in the all around medals, I think. We're looking forward to both men and women's individual apparatus competitions now.
What a summer!