Dara Torres- A swimming prodigy, Torres started racing internationally at the age of 14. She won 12 Olympic medals in three different decades, including three silver medals at the 2008 games in Beijing, when she was 41. And she reportedly will attempt to make her sixth Olympic team later this summer, at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, in Omaha from June 25 – July 2.
Wilma Rudolph suffered from polio and infantile paralysis as a child. She became an athlete and competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics and went on to win three gold medals in the Summer Olympics of 1960. At the time, she was considered to be the fastest woman in the world.