Longhorn Joanna Evans looks forward to 800m free

Bahamas' Joanna Evans competes in a women's 200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

RIO DE JANEIRO (KXAN) – She may be swimming for the Bahamas, but University of Texas Sophomore Joanna Evans is doing her Longhorn fans proud.

One day after she broke her own women’s 400 meter freestyle record at the Olympic Games, Evans crushed her second record in the 200 meter free Monday, posting a time of 2:01.08 beating her previous mark of 2:01.34. This round, she got fifth in her heat and 37th overall.

“Honestly, it’s been all I’ve expected and so much more. The Olympics is one of those things everyone looks forward to but it doesn’t really hit you until you quite get there. So I’m very very impressed,” Evans said.
She’s not done yet–her specialty in the women’s 800 meter free is still to come on Thursday. She told KXAN’s Alicia Inns in Rio, she’s grateful for the support from back in the Lone Star State.

“Honestly, I’m so grateful. They’ve shown me so much support and love all this way through and I’ve had so many messages from them. It’s almost like you can’t do it without them ya know?” Evans said.

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