The 24-year-old from Washington, DC, is one of the world’s best athletes. U.S. swimming superstar Katie Ledecky qualified for yet another event in Tokyo on Saturday night.
With a time of 8 minutes, 14.62 seconds, Ledecky triumphed in the 800 metre freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Saturday night in Omaha.
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She is most known for, and has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in, the 800m freestyle. She is now eligible to compete in the 200, 400, and 1500 metre events.
“I haven’t been particularly satisfied with my times, but I still feel like I’m in a decent situation,” Ledecky said after the race. “I’m not judging myself based on the past.”
The Olympic Trials victory by Ledecky still has the sports world in awe. Her devoted following is counting down the days until the summer’s Tokyo Olympics so they can watch her compete.
On Tuesday night, Michael Phelps won his 20th Olympic gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly, while Katie Ledecky won her second gold medal of the Olympics in the 200-meter freestyle.
One may argue that Katie Ledecky is the best swimmer of all time. The American now holds ten Olympic medals, seven of which are gold. She’s only 25, yet already she’s set to become one of the most successful swimmers in history.
At the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships held in Irvine, California, yesterday, she won again, this time to add to her impressive collection of medals. The women’s 800-meter freestyle race she competed in was not even close, as Ledecky easily beat out the competition.
Ledecky has set an absurdly high standard for herself after a decade of collecting international gold medals in the distance races, but her results in 2022 were her best in a long time.
She won gold at the World Championships in the 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter freestyle events, with her best swim coming in the 16-lap race, in which she swam the fifth-fastest performance in history, her fastest time in more than four years, and more than five seconds quicker than any other human ever.