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Keynote Speaker: Janet Evans
|Duration||9 Minutes 57 Seconds|
|Description||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, Janet 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. Janet 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. Evans made one final appearance at the Olympics in 1996, but sites running the Olympic torch as the highlight of that Olympics over the actual competition. Since the end of her swimming career, Janet has made a name for herself as a commercial spokesperson, author, a reality television personality, and a highly sought after speaker. Video published 2010.|