I’m sure you know swimmers Missy Franklin and Ruta Meilutyte as both girls are 2012 Olympics Champions. How about Katie Ledecky?
For those who don’t know her, she too is a 2012 Olympics Champion, winning the Women’s 800m Freestyle London Olympics gold medal at the age of 15 years old.
Born in March 17, 1997, American Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky is an Olympic gold medalist, nine-time world champion, and current world record holder of the Women’s 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle long course events. She also holds the fastest times ever in the 500y and 1,650-yard freestyles.
In her international debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics as a 15-year-old, Ledecky unexpectedly won gold in the 800-meter freestyle in what was the second-fastest performance ever.
In total, she has won fifteen medals in major international competitions, all of them gold, spanning the Summer Olympics, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships. During her career, she has broken ten world records.
Ledecky’s success has earned her Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year and the American Swimmer of the Year awards in 2013 and 2014, as well as the FINA Swimmer of the Year Award in 2013. Ledecky was also named the international female Champion of Champions by L’Équipe in 2014.
Her personal long-course best times are 3:58.37 in 400m Free, 8:07.39 in 800m Free, and 15:25.48 in 1500m Free.
She has arguably the best Freestyle stroke in the world.
Here are 10 photos taken from her World Record 800m swim at the 2015 World Championships, carefully studied by GreenlightPT to point out why she swims faster than you!
A World Record by FOUR seconds….
Pictures were grabbed from GreenlightPT website.