This post originally appeared on The Lab NYC
Dara Torres is arguably one of America’s greatest female athletes of all time. As a 5 time Olympian who has won 12 medals, as well as a world record holder, she in 2008 also became the oldest swimmer to ever place on a US Olympic Team. She has won at least one medal in each of the five Olympics in which she has competed, making her one of only a handful of Olympians to earn medals in five different Games, and her impressive performance in Beijing and her attempt at the 2012 London Olympic Games has inspired many older athletes to consider re-entering competition, including cyclist Lance Armstrong. Did I also mention that she is a two-time NY Times Bestselling author as well?
“Aside from her amazing accomplishments in the pool, Dara has talents on dry land as well. A composed commentator, guest host and strong interviewee, she has appeared on such shows as Fox News, ESPN, CNN, Piers Morgan Tonight, Today Show, Good Morning America, Kelly and Regis, and many others. Additionally, Dara was the first female athlete ever to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and in 2009, won the ESPY award for “Best Comeback.” To add to Dara’s accolades, she was also named one of the “Top Female Athletes of the Decade” by Sports Illustrated Magazine.
At the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, Dara became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympic Games. When she took three silver medals home – including the infamous heartbreaking 50-meter freestyle race where she missed the Gold by 1/100th of a second – America loved her all the more for her astonishing achievement and her good-natured acceptance of the results.”
Here The “King Of Kamelot” chats LIVE #InTheLab via Spreecast with Olympic Champion Dara Torres and we talk about the new line of headphones for women that she has helped design for KOSS, her incredible career in and out of the pool, her thoughts on PED use in sports, her greatest moments over a brilliant career, how she stayed motivated through 5 Olympics, being an inspiring role model for older athletes, and so much more!
Here is a video about the creation of the KOSS Headphones with Dara Torres: