Katie Ledecky Has Now Won More Gold Medals Than Any Other Female Swimmer in History
Bethesda raised Katie Ledecky won the gold medal Friday at the Tokyo Olympics in 800m women’s freestyle. In total, Ledecky has won seven gold medals across three Olympic Games. Ledecky has now won more individual gold medals than any other female swimmer in history.
On Wednesday, Ledecky won the gold medal in the 1,500m freestyle, the first time that race had been held for women at the Olympics.
Ledecky attended Little Flower School through eighth grade and graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in 2015.
Thank you, Tokyo, and thank you all for the tremendous support this week and over the years! I could hear you all! 🥳
Bringing 2 Golds, 2 Silvers, and countless memories back to the USA❤️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/XpXx7oDELQ
— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) July 31, 2021
A THREE-PEAT for LEDECKY!
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 31, 2021