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London 2012: Janet Evans on comeback trail after 16 years

London 2012: Janet Evans on comeback trail after 16 years For two years, American swimmer Janet Evans has been focused on achieving the most improbable feat. Twenty four years after winning three gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics as a teenager, and 16 years after retiring, the 40-year-old mother of two is in the midst of a comeback.

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..that moment when someone pins a picture of your cousin on Pinterest and you think "hey i know her.. wait that's my cousin." Janet Evans

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Four-time gold medalist Janet Evans held the women’s 800m freestyle world record for 18 years (8:16:22), as well as carrying the Olympic torch (passing to Muhammad Ali) in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. She is now making a comeback at age 40 (read NY Times article).

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janet evans olympic swimmer | to R: Anita Nall, Janet Evans, Summer Sanders, Jenny Thompson.

Janet Evans, Olympic Champion Swimmer, Returns With a Different Focus

Janet Evans, 17, after her victory in the 400-meter freestyle at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, where she won three gold medals.

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London or not, Janet Evans says comeback 'already a success'

Janet Evans, who in the late 80s and early 90s was the best distance swimmer in the world, is attempting to return to the U.S. Olympic trials.

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