Evans on trials cheer: 'It was really lovely'
OMAHA, Neb. -- The cheering went up spontaneously and had a resonance familiar to anyone who loves sports. It was the sound of a knowledgeable crowd's appreciation for someone who doesn't need to be announced.
In this case, it was the swimmer in Lane 2 of Heat 6 of the women's 400-meter freestyle preliminaries, a swimmer with an unremarkable qualifying time of 4:17.27 -- unremarkable, that is, unless you knew it was 40-year-old Janet Evans. Eight of the other nine swimmers ...
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