Katie Ledecky’s Olympics timeline: Medals, records and more to know about U.S. star swimmer

Katie Ledecky’s Olympics timeline: Medals, records and more to know about U.S. star swimmer

Still right off the bat in her profession, Katie Ledecky has set the highest quality level for female swimmers.

The 24-year-old distance free-form swimmer has been on the global stage for almost 10 years and has ruled, winning a record measure of Olympic and big showdown gold awards among ladies in the game.

She’ll get an opportunity this year to add to her heritage when she contends in five additional occasions this year. Furthermore, this year, without Michael Phelps contending on the men’s side, she’ll be the American swimmer most at the center of attention at the games.

Wearing News is investigating Ledecky’s swimming course of events and how she turned into the most cultivated female swimmer ever.

How many Olympic medals has Katie Ledecky won?

While most messes with her age were partaking in the late spring break among sophomore and junior year of secondary school, Ledecky was off in London for her first-since forever Olympics. The then-15-year-old Ledecky defeated all comers in the 800 meter free-form at the Olympic preliminaries, coming in two seconds in front of title holder swimmer Kate Ziegler, who acquired the second right on target the group. Ziegler wouldn’t be the solitary swimmer shocked by the youthful phenom. At the London Olympic Games, Ledecky completed third in the 800 free warms prior to winning gold with a period of 8:23.84, which was the quickest in the field by 4.13 seconds and set another American record in the occasion.

In the time among London and Rio, Ledecky proceeded with her control. She set a worldwide best in the 1500 free-form at 15:36.53 in a gold-decoration winning execution at the 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships. That wasn’t the finish of her excursion to Barcelona, Spain. Ledecky added gold awards in the 400 free, 800 free and 4×200 free transfer, with a world record set in the 800 at 8:13.86. She broke world records in the 800 and 1500 the following year a couple of times and brought down the record in the 400 to build up herself as the games’ head distance free-form swimmer. She added five more gold awards at the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, and five additional at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships.

Obviously, she was not considered a “sleeper pick” to win any occasions when Rio came around. Also, she didn’t frustrate. Ledecky set Olympic and worldwide bests on the way to winning the 400 and 800 liberates, alongside adding gold decorations in the 200 free, 4×200 free hand-off and a silver in the 4×100 free transfer.

She’s maintained the tension on the world stage from that point forward. She added five additional awards — three gold, one silver, one bronze — at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, brought home five gold decorations and a silver at the 2017 big showdowns and added a gold and two silver decorations in the 2019 big showdowns.

Her complete worldwide award consider she enters Tokyo is 28 gold decorations, five silver and one bronze. Her 20 Olympic and big showdown gold awards are the majority of any ladies’ swimmer ever.

Katie Ledecky’s records

Ledecky has taken down a number of records over the years. She’s at the point in her career now where the records she breaks are often her own.

Between the world stage, the Olympics, national and collegiate, Ledecky has claimed a wide range of best times.

Here is a look at the records Ledecky, to this date, that she still holds.

World Records
  • 400m freestyle (LC): 3:56.46 (2016 Rio Games)
  • 800m freestyle (LC): 8:04.79 (2016 Rio Games)
  • 1500m freestyle (LC): 15:20.48 (TYR Pro Swim Series)
Olympic Records
  • 400m freestyle (LC): 3:56.46 (2016 Rio Games)
  • 800m freestyle (LC): 8:04.79 (2016 Rio Games)
American Records
  • 400m freestyle (LC): 3:56.46 (2016 Rio Games)
  • 400m freestyle (SC): 3:54.06 (2019 International Swimming League)
  • 800m freestyle (LC): 8:04.79 (2016 Rio Games)
  • 1500m freestyle (LC): 15:20.48 (TYR Pro Swim Series)
  • 4x200m freestyle relay (LC): 7:41.87 (2019 World Championships; Simone Manuel, Melanie Margalis, Ledecky, Katie McLaughlin)
  • 500y (SC) freestyle: 4:24.06 (2017 NCAA Division I Championships)
  • 1000y (SC) freestyle: 8:59.65 (2015 Nation’s Capital Swim Club Invite)
  • 1650y (SC) freestyle: 15:03.31 (2017 Art Adamson Invitational)
  • 400y (SC) freestyle relay: 3:07.61 (2017 NCAA Division I Championships; Stanford: Manuel, Ledecky, Janet Hu, Lia Neal)
NCAA Records
  • 500y (SC) freestyle: 4:24.06 (2017 NCAA Division I Championships)
  • 1000y (SC) freestyle: 9:08.4 (2016 Ohio State Invitational)
  • 1650y (SC) freestyle: 15:03.31 (2017 Art Adamson Invitational)
  • 800y (SC) freestyle relay: 6:45.91 (2017 NCAA Division I Championships; Stanford: Manuel, Neal, Ella Eastin, Ledecky)
Where did Ledecky go to school?

Ledecky may have been universally famous in secondary school, however that didn’t mean she missed school. She went to Stanford, beginning at as a rookie in 2016 after she wrapped up her outing to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Obviously, the green bean moved through the school field. She was a NCAA champion in five occasions and broke a reiteration of university and American records en route.

She just went through two seasons with the Cardinal, however it was a paramount two-year spell in Stanford as she turned into the American record-holder in the 500-yard, 1000-yard, 1650-yard, 800-meter and 1500-meter free-form occasions, asserted six Stanford school records, won eight occasions at the public titles, was multiple times an All-American. She guaranteed 11 American, 15 NCAA and six NCAA meet records during her two years at Stanford.

When is Katie Ledecky swimming?

Competing in five different events, Ledecky will be on the television often for fans hoping to catch a glimpse of her latest run at history. She will be competing in the heats for each event, which will start at 6 a.m. on their scheduled mornings. The live broadcast will be carried by the USA Network, while NBC will air replays later in the afternoon. When she swims in the finals each day, NBC will broadcast the races, starting at 9:30 p.m. each night. Only the 200 freestyle, among Ledecky’s events, will have a semifinal race, which will be held during the evenings along with the finals for other events.

Those interested in streaming her races can log onto NBC platforms NBCOlympics.com, NBCSports.com or Peacock, or watch them on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

Here is the full schedule for when Ledecky will be swimming.

Sunday, July 25
Event Time (ET) Channel
Women’s 400 Freestyle Heats 7:39 a.m. USA
Women’s 400 Freestyle Finals 10:20 p.m. NBC
Monday, July 26
Event Time (ET) Channel
Women’s 200 Freestyle Heats 6:02 a.m. USA
Women’s 1500 Freestyle Heats 7:32 a.m. USA
Women’s 200 Freestyle Semifinals 9:30 p.m. NBC
Tuesday, July 27
Event Time (ET) Channel
Women’s 200 Freestyle Finals 9:41 p.m. NBC
Women’s 1500 Freestyle Finals 10:54 p.m. NBC
Wednesday, July 28
Event Time (ET) Channel
Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay Heats 7:34 a.m. USA
Women’s 4×200 Freestyle Relay Finals 11:31 p.m. NBC
Thursday, July 29
Event Time (ET) Channel
Women’s 800 Freestyle Heats 6:02 a.m. USA
Friday, July 30
Event Time (ET) Channel
Women’s 800 Freestyle Finals 9:46 p.m. NBC
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