SwimSwam Podcast: What Would Janet Evans Give All Her Olympic Medals To Do?

On SwimSwam Podcast, we’re giving you an in-depth listen at all things swimming. Host Coleman Hodges welcomes guests and guest co-hosts alike to get perspective on our ever-changing swimming universe and break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down to speak with Olympic legend Janet Evans, who gave us her unique perspective on not only past Olympics but future Games as well. Janet shared some of her favorite stories with us, including a memory from her first Olympic Games in 1988 where she won gold and set the world record in the 400m free, beating the East German women who were quite a bit psychically bigger than she was.

At the VERY end of our talk, Janet also described running the Olympic torch to Muhammed Ali at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Evans says it was by far the best moment in her Olympic career, and would give up all of her medals to do it again.

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Craig Jones

Thanks. Enjoyed this. Cool photo-bomb just after three minutes.

JoeSwimmer

Her first Olympic race and gold medal was in the 400 IM

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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