Katie Ledecky – Champion of the Champions (VIDEO)

Video Courtesy: FINA

“Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky better known as Katie Ledecky had her Olympic debut in 2012 when she was only 15 years old. Since then she has won 15 gold medals and broke 11 world records and is clearly one of the favourites for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.”

There are few safer bets at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games than American 19-year old distance swimmer Katie Ledecky. Since winning gold in the 800 free at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she has a virtually-unblemished record internationally, with 15 gold medals across the Olympics, World Championships, and Pan Pacific Championships, and none of any lesser color.

Her win in the 800 free came by a margin of 10.26 seconds, and 2.11%, over her next closest competitor Lauren Boyle of New Zealand. While that was less than the margin by which Sarah Sjostrom won the women’s 100 fly, the defending Olympic Champion Dana Vollmer has returned to challenge for the crown in that event. Nobody has emerged that looks even like they’re in the same pool as Ledecky in either the 400 or the 800.

Above, watch FINA’s video about Ledecky, the “Champion of Champions.”

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Man this got me so pumped for Trials and Rio! (As if I wasn’t already super excited.)


Got to see her swim in Atlanta. We may be witnessing the GOAT in freestyle! She’s not even at her physical peak, so if she can stay mentally motivated……………… Sorry, I just swooned.

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