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28 Aug 1971
167 cm / 54 kg 5'6'' / 118 pounds
Female

Janet Evans is likely the greatest female long-distance swimmer of all time. She first came to prominence at the 1986 Goodwill Games, and she entered the 1988 Olympics as the world record holder in the 400 metres, 800 metres, and 1,500 metres. She did not disappoint, improving her own world record in winning the 400 metres in addition to taking gold medals in the 800 metres and the 400 metre individual medley. On her second Olympic appearance in 1992 she successfully defended her 800 metres title but suffered her first defeat in the 400 metres since 1986 when she placed...

Janet in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
5
medals
Gold medal:4 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 17
      Swimming
      400 metres Freestyle
    • 6
      Swimming
      800 metres Freestyle
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • 2 Silver medal
      Swimming
      400 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      800 metres Freestyle
  • Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      400 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      800 metres Freestyle
    • 1 Gold medal
      Swimming
      400 metres Individual Medley

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