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Torres gets silver

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 16, 2008 10:23 PM

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Dara Torres (Parkland, Calif.) won the silver medal in the women's 50m freestyle event Sunday morning at the National Aquatics Center. Germany's Britta Steffen took the gold by the slimmest of margins with an Olympic record time of 24.06 seconds, just 0.01 ahead of Torres. Cate Campbell of Australia won the bronze medal with a time of 24.17 seconds. American Kara Lynn Joyce (Ann Arbor, Mich.) was sixth in a time of 24.63 seconds.

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