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August 9, 2021 | Josh Barr

Montgomery County Athletes Shined at Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games produced many memorable moments and athletes with strong ties to Montgomery County were involved in many. Team USA led all nations with 113 medals and 39 gold medals. At the top of the list was swimmer Katie Ledecky, who bounced back from a rare dose of adversity to cement her […]

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July 30, 2021 | Josh Barr

Ledecky Caps Tokyo Games with 7th Career Gold Medal

One of the greatest swimmers in Olympic history added to her legend in her final swim at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Katie Ledecky, the Bethesda native and Stone Ridge School graduate, will be bringing yet one more gold medal back home with her. Ledecky led from start to finish in the women’s 800-meter freestyle and […]

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July 29, 2021 | Josh Barr

Ledecky Anchors U.S. to Silver Medal in 4×200 Freestyle Relay

The 200-meter freestyle delivered one of the most shocking results of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games thus far, as Katie Ledecky swam in the finals of an international meet and failed to reach the podium for the first time in her prolific career. After finding redemption later Tuesday night by winning the gold medal in […]

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July 28, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Olimpiadas: Ledecky Gana Medalla de oro en el Debut de 1500 Estilo Libre de Mujeres

Katie Ledecky, nativa de Bethesda y graduada de la escuela Stone Ridge, ganó la medalla de plata en los 400 metros estilo libre el lunes por la mañana, y el miércoles obtuvo la sexta medalla de oro de su carrera. PURE. DOMINANCE. Katie Ledecky is the first Olympic champion in the women's 1500m freestyle! #TokyoOlympics […]

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July 28, 2021 | Josh Barr

After Missing Medal in 200 Free, Ledecky Wins Gold in Debut of Women’s 1500 Free

One of the greatest Olympians of all time endured perhaps the most trying moments of her incredible career. Katie Ledecky, the Bethesda native and Stone Ridge School graduate, had never known anything other than Olympic gold in individual races until this week. But she was caught from behind and won silver in the 400-meter freestyle […]

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July 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Olimpiadas: Katie Ledecky Obtiene Segundo Tiempo de Estilo Libre más Rápido de 400 Metros

Katie Ledecky dio todo lo que tenía el lunes por la mañana en Tokio (domingo por la noche en el condado de Montgomery), logrando la segunda puntuación más rápida en los 400 metros estilo libre femenino de su carrera, mientras intentaba repetir como medallista de oro del evento. Pero, la residente de Bethesda, quien ha […]

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July 25, 2021 | Josh Barr

Katie Ledecky’s Second-Fastest 400-Meter Freestyle Time Is Only Good Enough for Silver Medal

Katie Ledecky gave it everything she had on Monday morning in Tokyo (Sunday night in Montgomery County), turning in the second-fast performance in the women’s 400-meter freestyle of her career as she tried to repeat as the event’s gold medalist. But the Bethesda resident and Stone Ridge School graduate’s sixth career gold medal will have […]

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July 24, 2021 | Josh Barr

Update: Bethesda Native Wilson’s Olympic Dream Is Alive as He Advances to Finals

Bethesda native Andrew Wilson, who is believed to be the first swimmer ever to compete in NCAA Division III and make the U.S. Olympic Team, kept his Olympic dream alive as he claimed the eighth and final spot in Monday’s 100-meter breaststroke finals. Wilson advanced on Saturday through the preliminary heats and then in Sunday’s […]

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July 21, 2021 | Josh Barr

Families and Friends Will Be Watching Olympics from Afar

As many of the best athletes in the world descend on Tokyo to compete in the Olympic Games that begin on Friday, the fulfillment of a lifelong dream will feel much different this year. Because while the Olympic crowd is typically full of family and close friends celebrating the accomplishment and cheering on their loved […]

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July 16, 2021 | Josh Barr

MCPS Teacher Headed to Tokyo Olympics to Compete for Dominica

There were mornings when Thea LaFond could sense students peering through the gymnasium doors, waiting for the bell to ring so they could attend class. A few watched – some in awe – as their teacher worked her way through the weight room, pounding serious iron. “You lift a lot of weight,” one said. Another […]

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