Katie Ledecky looking to make history at the Tokyo Olympics

  • June 4, 2021
  • 2 min read

WASHINGTON — Katie Ledecky was the most decorated female athlete of the 2016 Olympic Games – winning four gold medals, one silver, and breaking two world records. On June 14, she looks to make a big splash at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials for the summer games in Tokyo. Expectations are high for this Bethesda native, and she has every intention of living up to them.

“I’m constantly thinking about ways I can improve and even after the best races, I usually walk away with some things I can improve on and work on,” said Ledecky.

Despite great success, Ledecky is always pushing to be better. When the pandemic forced pools to close, Ledecky didn’t take a break and found other ways to continue training.

“The first three months I was training in a backyard pool and doing my weight training in an apartment and so I was really missing the normal training environment,” said Ledecky.

She found unique ways to challenge herself during the pandemic. 

A video of Ledecky swimming across a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head went viral.

“I thought people would think it was fun and cool, but I had no idea it would go as viral as it did,” said Ledecky.

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