2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 4x200m freestyle

Katie Ledecky

Date of birth

1997-03-17

Birthplace

Washington

Height

178 cm

Weight

65.0 kg

World records

  • 11, all long course (400, 800 and 1500m) up to 15/01/2016

Olympic Games (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • 800m: 1st (2012)

World Championships (9 medals: 9 gold)

  • 200m freestyle: 1st (2015)
  • 400m freestyle: 1st (2013, 2015)
  • 800m freestyle: 1st (2013, 2015)
  • 1500m freestyle: 1st (2013, 2015)
  • 4x200m freestyle relay: 1st (2013, 2015)

Pan Pacific Championships (5 medals: 5 gold)

  • 200m freestyle: 1st (2014)
  • 400m freestyle: 1st (2014)
  • 800m freestyle: 1st (2014)
  • 1500m freestyle: 1st (2014)
  • 4x200m freestyle relay: 1st (2014)

Gearing up for another golden summer

Since bursting onto the scene at London 2012, where she was crowned Olympic champion in the 800m freestyle at the age of just 15, Katie Ledecky has taken the world of swimming by storm.

After picking up 4 gold medals at the world championships in 2013 (400m, 800m, 1500m and 4x200m freestyle), the American sensation went one better in 2015, defending all of her titles - and adding the 200m free!

Her unprecedented success has made her one of the hot favourites for the Rio Games, with Team USA swimming coach Bob Bowman describing her as "otherworldly". Now 19, and world record holder in the 400m, 800m and 1500m, Ledecky looks set for another golden summer in Brazil.

Results

Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay3:31.89
2Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, Heats3:33.59 Q
2Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, Heats, Heat 23:33.59
2Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, Final3:31.89

Women's 400m Freestyle

Women's 400m Freestyle3:56.46
1Women's 400m Freestyle, Heats3:58.71 Q
1Women's 400m Freestyle, Heats, Heat 43:58.71
1Women's 400m Freestyle, Final3:56.46

Women's 200m Freestyle

Women's 200m Freestyle1:53.73
1Women's 200m Freestyle, Heats1:55.01 Q
1Women's 200m Freestyle, Heats, Heat 51:55.01
2Women's 200m Freestyle, Semifinal1:54.81 Q
2Women's 200m Freestyle, Semifinal, Semifinal 21:54.81
1Women's 200m Freestyle, Final1:53.73

Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay7:43.03
1Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay, Final7:43.03

Women's 800m Freestyle

Women's 800m Freestyle8:04.79
1Women's 800m Freestyle, Heats8:12.86 Q
1Women's 800m Freestyle, Heats, Heat 48:12.86
1Women's 800m Freestyle, Final8:04.79

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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