Katie Ledecky

Swimmer Katie Ledecky

Full Name: Kathleen Ledecky
Profession: Swimmer

United States of America

Biography: Katie Ledecky has won more Olympic swimming medals than any other female swimmer. In 2012 at the London Olympics aged 15 she won the women's 800-metre freestyle. At the 2016 Rio Olympics she was won more medals than any other female athlete at the Games - 4 golds and 1 silver.

Ledecky also has won 14 world championship titles and broken 13 world records.

Born: March 17, 1997
Birthplace: Washington D. C., USA
Age: 25 years old

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

Historical Events

  • 2016-08-07 American swimmer Katie Ledecky sets a new world record with a time of 3:56.46 to win the gold medal in the women's 400m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
  • 2016-08-09 American swimmer Katie Ledecky wins her second gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 1:53.73 in the women's 200m freestyle ahead of Sarah Sjöström of Sweden and Australian Emma McKeon
  • 2016-08-12 American star swimmer Katie Ledecky sets world record 8:04.79 to dominate the women's 800m field at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; medal tally of 4 gold, 1 silver make her most decorated US female athlete at one Olympics
  • 2021-07-31 American swimming superstar Katie Ledecky wins the women's 800m gold for an unprecedented third consecutive Olympics in Tokyo; claims distance 800/1500m double
  • 2022-06-24 American Katie Ledecky wins the 800m gold medal in 8:08.04 at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest; completes 400/800/1500m treble for unprecedented 4th time at a single worlds

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