As Gayle's weeklong celebration of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games continues, she is joined by Olympic swimmers Cullen Jones and Dara Torres.
Gayle talks with Cullen about his gold-medal win in Beijing and what it means to him to be the third African-American to make the U.S. Olympic swimming team. Cullen says he has plans to participate in an upcoming tour promoting diversity in swimming, and he hopes his achievements will encourage other minorities to get involved in the sport. "We, as black people, are three times more likely to drown than any other counterpart," he says. "So I just think that with my position—especially being in swimming—it's something I can work on."
At 41, Dara won three silver medals in Beijing—bringing her career total to 12—and became the oldest swimming medalist in Olympic history as well as the first swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympics. Gayle talks with Dara about the role her age has played in training and competing and why she hopes to inspire others to reach for their goals at any stage in their life. "I had my ups and downs," Dara says. "But when you're standing up on the blocks and you dive in the pool at the Olympic Games, the water doesn't know your age—so what does it matter if you dive in and you're 41 years old?"