To Media: Leave Janet Evans alone

To Media: Leave Janet Evans alone

Post by b.. » Tue, 18 Jun 1996 04:00:00

It's already starting:  The big Olympic hype.  If Janet Evans wins
both her events (the 400 and 800 free) she will have a total of six
gold medals---topping US woman record holder Bonnie Blair with five.
Janbet has stated that she just wants to "enjoy" these games (her
third) and "not to worry about what place I get".  Can we please leave
it at that?  I ask the media not to put expectations on her.  If he
fails to live up to are expectations, I'm afraid she will feel she has
let us down.  I would love to see Janet win 2 more gold medals.  But
with the memories she has given us already she has done her job.  Let
hwer enjoy the Olympics this time and to just basically enjoy the
games.

--Brian