|Page (1) of 1 - 01/15/12||email article||print page|
40-year-old Janet Evans qualifies for 800-meter freestyle Olympic trials at Austin Grand Prix
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ' Janet Evans qualified for the Olympic trials in the 800-meter freestyle on Sunday, her second qualifying time since coming out of retirement.
The 40-year-old Evans finished in 8 minutes, 49.05 seconds at the Austin Grand Prix. Evans, who still owns the American record set in 1989, won the race by more than 14 seconds.
The mother of two also posted an Olympic-trial qualifying time in the 400 freestyle on Friday.
Evans was 17 when she set the world record in the 400, one of three gold medals she won at the 1988 Seoul Games. She later set world marks in 800 and 1,500 freestyle and retired after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
The U.S. Olympic trials begin in June, followed by the London Games in July.