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Steffen snatches gold in 50m free, Torres takes silver

Updated: August 17, 2008, 11:48 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Minutes from the race that decides swimming's fastest woman, Dara Torres was in mother mode. She regaled her Australian and German rivals with tales of giving birth to her daughter two years ago.

Then the 41-year-old swimmer nearly went out and beat them all.

Torres capped her comeback for the middle-aged with two more silver medals Sunday, missing gold by one-hundredth of a second in the 50-meter freestyle.

Her time of 24.07 seconds was a personal best, just behind ...

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