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Despite her small size and unorthodox windmill stroke, Janet Evans was a natural-born swimmer who was swimming laps at the age of two. In 1987, when she was 15 years old, she broke the world record in both the 400, 800m and the 1,500m freestyle. At the 1988 Seoul Olympics, she won her first gold medal in the 400m individual medley. Three days later, she won the 400m freestyle by more than two seconds and broke her own world record by 1.6 seconds. She added a third Olympic victory in the 800m freestyle. At the 1992, Barcelona Olympics she easily defended her title in the 800m by leading from start to finish, winning by eight meters; she also won the silver in the 400m. She made one final appearance at the Olympics in 1996, but she sites running the Olympic torch as the highlight of that Olympics over the actual competition.
Ms. Evans is recognized as the best female distance swimmer in U.S. history. She is a member of the US Olympic Hall of Fame and the International Sports Hall of Fame.
Since the end of her swimming career, Janet Evans has made a name for herself as a commercial spokesperson, author, a reality television personality, and a highly sought after speaker. In 2007, she published her first book titled Total Swimming that offers fitness programs, workouts, and proper swim techniques to readers. In 2008, she was selected to star on NBC's reality show Celebrity Circus where the competition reached new heights as she attempted death-defying stunts in a head-to-head competition in front of a live studio audience.
Janet Evans' career as a motivational speaker started at the young age of 16 and has turned her into one of the most requested keynotes in the country. She executes motivational speeches for top companies in varying fields including Technology, Healthcare, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Apparel, Banking, Insurance, Trade Associations, packaged goods, non-profits, and many others. With her easy style and grace on a podium, she has helped veteran salespeople and senior executives alike!
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