Wheaties has recently announced that four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Janet Evans, along with diver Greg Louganis and track and field athlete Edwin Moses, will be featured on their own Wheaties boxes coming out in May.
None of the three athletes have been featured on a Wheaties box before, as Wheaties looks to honor their gold medal performances from the past.
After a documentary was made about Louganis eight months ago a petition arose that he should be featured on a Wheaties box as he had never been before and now Wheaties has granted that wish. The petition garnered 41,000 signatures that petition creator Julie Sondgerath presented to General Mills.
Louganis has won four Olympic gold medals and one silver, to go along with five World Championship titles. He famously hit his head in the preliminary rounds of the springboard competition at the 1988 Olympics, going on to win gold in the event. After those Games Louganis revealed that he was HIV positive, adding to his legacy.
Evans won the 800m freestyle title at back to back Games in 1988 and 1992. She also won gold in both the 400 free and 400 IM in ’88, and took silver in the 400 free in ’92. Evans is widely known as one of the best female distance swimmers in history, as her 800 freestyle world record of 8:16.22 set in 1989 stood for 19 years before it was broken in 2008 by Rebecca Adlington of Great Britain.
Also featured on one of the boxes will be Edwin Moses, who won two Olympic gold medals in the 400m hurdles in 1976 and 1984. He also won silver in the event in 1988. Moses was famous for winning 122 consecutive races and setting the world record four times in a span of ten years from 1977-1987.