Ledecky on Gold Medal Prospects: “I don’t think big picture like that”

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Robert Gibbs.


  1. Simone Manuel, Stanford, 54.11
  2. Lia Neal, Stanford, 54.31
  3. Katie Ledecky, 54.55

A trio of current and future Stanford swimmers swept the top three spots in this event this evening.  First place went to Simone Manuel in 54.11.  Lia Neal took 2nd in 54.31.  Katie Ledecky, who is heading to Stanford in the fall after taking a year off, placed 3rd in 54.55.  While all three of those swimmers should be in the mix for Team USA’s 4×100 free relay, Dana Vollmer’s 53.59 from this morning in Charlotte remains the fastest time for USA swimmers this eyar

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Years of Plain Suck
6 years ago

Nice mentality: “We’ll take it one game at a time” is what the pros do.

@Coleman Hodges: I don’t think I’d use the phrase “taking a year off” to characterize what KL has been doing in 2015-16 (since graduating from high school). “Training hard to make the 2016 US Oly team” or “taking a gap year” are more descriptive.

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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