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Dara Torres returns to pool

Updated: February 19, 2011, 8:19 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The youthful swimmers who keep waiting for Dara Torres to retire -- again -- can breathe easy: the five-time Olympian says she definitely won't compete in the 2016 Games at age 49.

As for the 2012 London Olympics, Torres took her first step back on Saturday from a 16-month layoff for major knee surgery, qualifying for next year's U.S. Olympic Trials at the Missouri Grand Prix.

"I really just wanted to come here and make my trial cut, and I did," Torres said after ...

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