◼️ Ledecky won four Olympic gold medals (200m, 400m, 800m, 4x200m relay) at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016
The star of the American swimming, Katie Ledecky, broke his own world record on Wednesday in the 1,500 freestyle with a time of 15 minutes, 20 seconds 48/100 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The five-time Olympic champion improved in five seconds (15: 25.48 / 100) the previous reference mark she established at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
“I knew before taking the exit that I was going to swim fast, the training is going really well, I’m doing things I didn’t do before, I didn’t know if all the work done in the last six weeks would translate into such a fast race,” he explained. Ledecky.
Ledecky, 21, performed the feat at the Indianapolis meeting, counting for the American Swimming Pro Series circuit in her professional debut.
The multiple Olympic medalists was a student at Stanford University (California) until March and had to submit to the regulation of the NCAA, the organization for university sports in the United States, which prohibits the signing of contracts, association, and sponsorship.
Ledecky won four Olympic gold medals (200m, 400m, 800m, 4x200m relay) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and won five titles at the 2017 Budapest World Championships.
It has five Olympic titles (800 meters in 2012 plus 4 in Rio), fourteen world titles and three world records (400 meters, 800 meters and 1,500 meters freestyle).
The women’s 1,500 meters, which were not in the Olympic tests, will be part of the program of the next 2020 Games in Tokyo.