'Supermom' Torres Won't Rule Out 2012 Games

3 Beijing silvers—and close call with gold— may push swimmer to try for London
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2008 1:25 PM CDT
American Dara Torres takes off her silver medal after the women's 4x100-meter medley relay final in Beijing, Aug. 17, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Though Dara Torres says she’s looking forward to hanging with her 2-year-old, the US swimmer’s three silver medals in Beijing have some asking if she’ll aim to compete in the 2012 Olympics—when she’ll be 45. "I don't know," Torres told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Right now I want to just … spend some time with my daughter.”

"I really haven't thought that far in advance,” said Torres, adding that her career plans go “one day at a time.” With 12 medals over five Olympics, she’s tied the mark for most medals for a US female swimmer, but insists, “You don't have to put an age limit on your dreams.”