Brooke Bennett returns to competition, calls Janet Evans her inspiration

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Three-time Olympic gold medalist Brooke Bennett announced that she would return to swimming in an effort to qualify for open water swimming at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Bennett was last seen competing at the Olympics in 2000, where she won gold in the 400- and 800-meter freestyle events. Before that, Bennett won gold in the 800 freestyle at the 1996 Olympic Games.

In her 1996 appearance, Bennett was just 16 years old. Should she qualify for the Olympics in 2016, she’ll be competing at 36 years old.

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