We’ve seen Katie Ledecky crown herself Olympic champion on multiple occasions and smash world records the past couple weeks in Rio, and now she’ll get a chance to show off some land sport skill in Washington, D.C., tonight.
Ledecky’s been asked to throw out the first pitch at tonight’s Washington Nationals game, which starts at 7:05pm ET. The Nationals will face off against the Baltimore Orioles, the hometown team of Michael Phelps.
A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Ledecky grew up just outside of Washington, D.C., and has actually thrown out the first pitch at a Nationals game in the past. Ledecky threw the first pitch in Game One of the 2014 National League Division Series, but this time, she’ll be doing so as a four-time individual Olympic champion.
This week has been big for dual-sport baseball-swimming fans. On Sunday, Olympian Kelsi Worrell threw out the first pitch at the Philadelphia Phillies game.
While most college students have already began school, or are about to head back, Ledecky isn’t in a huge rush to arrive at Stanford. She may have to get to campus earlier than other Stanford students for training, but their academic year won’t begin until September 26th, when the first quarter begins.