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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Janet Evans an Olympic comeback ? The best distance swimmer and swimmer body.. motivation to swim the Charleston 2.4 mile again!

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

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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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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Olympic 2012 | Katie Ledecky, 15, wins 800 free, breaks Janet Evans' record just shy of the world record;-)

40 yr old swimmer & 5 time Olympic medalist Janet Evans makes a comeback @ London 2012 Olympic Games. Yes, 40-years-old.

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Olympic swimming medalist Janet Evans, 40, displaying the face of determination, goes through her workout at Golden West College. 2012 PHOTO BY MICHAEL GOULDING, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Janet Evans dominated long-distance swimming at the 1988 and 1992 Games, winning four gold medals and one silver medal. #TitleIX

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