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Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky
Swimming USA

Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky
  • Birth date 3/17/1997
  • Birthplace Washington, Dist Of Col
  • Hometown Bethesda, Maryland
  • Residence Bethesda, Maryland
  • Height/Weight 6'0"/ 158 lbs
  • Olympics 2012

Biography

Making her Olympic debut in 2012 at 15 years old, Katie Ledecky won gold in the women’s 800m freestyle by more than four seconds – but that was only the beginning of her success. She went on to dominate the distance events over the next few years, becoming the first swimmer to win the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle titles at a single world championship in 2015. The feat became known as the “Ledecky Slam.”
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Getting to know Katie Ledecky

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Team USA’s youngest athlete at the 2012 London Olympics

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First woman since Janet Evans to simultaneously hold three distance world records: 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyles

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Deferred Stanford enrollment one year to focus on training for the 2016 Olympics

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