Rio Twitter Recap Day 5: Ledecky Impresses Yet Again

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

Katie Ledecky, who has yet to disappoint at these Games, anchored the 4×200 free relay to gold despite going into her leg with almost a full second deficit.

Ledecky, who split a very quick 1:53.74, has shown us that she can handle the sprintier events pretty darn well. The United States had another strong night, with Ledecky, Allison SchmittLeah Smith, and Maya Dirado grabbing the gold in the 800 free relay, Josh Prenot snagging a silver in the 200 breast, and Nathan Adrian earning the bronze in the 100 free.

Twitter reacted most enthusiastically, however, to Ledecky. Let us be reminded that that she is the youngest member of the swim team of Team USA.

https://twitter.com/Rolandschoeman/status/763424794247204864

https://twitter.com/Jimbob95goon/status/763518804769009666

https://twitter.com/Alice_Tait/status/763552060126040064

https://twitter.com/The_ATrain/status/763544578393649152

https://twitter.com/NatalieCoughlin/status/763550041826918400

https://twitter.com/missyfranklin/status/763573354037125120

https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/763573994436038656

https://twitter.com/JoeSantagato/status/763572493990887424

https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/763574335130988545

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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