Monday July 7, 2008
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Dara Torres has dropped the 100-meter
freestyle from her Beijing Olympics schedule, choosing to make the
50 free her only individual event in her record fifth games.
The 41-year-old sprinter's decision was announced Monday by USA
Swimming. Torres will be replaced in the 100 free by Lacey Nymeyer,
who finished third at the trials. Torres had expressed concern that competing in two individual events and possibly two relays during the eight-day competition would be too hard on her body. She won the 50 and 100 freestyles at the trials, and her last Olympic appearance was at the 2000 Sydney Games.
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