Back row, from left: Margaret Hoelzer, Katie Hoff, Julia Smit, Christine Magnuson, Allison Schmitt, Emily Silver, Kim Vandenberg, Kara Lynn Joyce, Dara Torres
Front row, from left: Lacey Nymeyer, Rebecca Soni, Megan Jendrick
Not pictured: Natalie Coughlin, Elaine Breeden, Christine Marshall
Not to be outdone, the U.S. women's swim team took home its own piece of history from the Beijing Summer Olympic Games. Dara Torres earned the distinction of being the oldest U.S. woman to win gold eight years ago when she took home top honors in Sydney. Looking to add to her hardware, the 41-year-old walked away from Beijing with three silver medals. Superstar Natalie Coughlin won six medals—more than any other female swimmer in history—and brought the U.S. women's swimming medal count to a grand total of 14.