katie ledecky

April 28, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Video Shows Young Ledecky Unfazed by Jordan’s Peek-a-boo Tactics

Five-time Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer Katie Ledecky, like many others, is excited about watching the highly acclaimed, ongoing documentary, The Last Dance, chronicling Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls. Ledecky, whose uncle Jon Ledecky used to be a part owner of the Washington Wizards when Jordan was the team president in 2000, tweeted out […]

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January 9, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Dives into New Role with STEM Education

In a little over six months, Katie Ledecky will be in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games trying to add to her collection of five Olympic gold medals. In the midst of training, she found time to dip her toes into something very meaningful to her – education. Ledecky announce a new partnership with Panasonic […]

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October 22, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Nationals’ Well Wishers Include Area Athletes, Teams and Landmarks

There is no shortage of well wishers for the Washington Nationals as they begin their quest Tuesday night for their first World Series title. Go #Nats, from the (temporarily and unofficially) rechristened @Nationals Mall! #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/QtkwVD0rZP — Nationals Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) October 22, 2019 Best of luck to the Washington @Nationals in the #WorldSeries, from […]

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October 8, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Sets American Record

Katie Ledecky made the inaugural meet of the International Swimming League in Indianapolis memorable. The Bethesda native beat world champion Ariane Titmus in the 400-meter freestyle by 3.55 seconds and set an American record in the process. Ledecky’s time of 3:54:06 was just .14 off the world record. Fun atmosphere + fun TEAM @DCTridentISL 🔱 […]

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September 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Ledecky Shows Support for Stanford’s Football Team

Katie Ledecky took a break from training for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on Saturday to attend Stanford’s football game against Oregon. Ledecky served as the Cardinal’s honorary captain. Stanford lost the game 21-6 to the higher ranked and favored Oregon Ducks. Ledecky, a junior at Stanford, is not currently taking classes during her […]

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September 16, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Select Six Inducted Into Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame

The Silver Spring Civic Center was the place to be Friday evening. The Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame inducted their first six members during a ceremony that included a high school drum line and the Joy Supernova cheerleaders. Former Springbrook football and track star Shawn Springs, Bob Milloy who is Maryland’s all-time winningest high […]

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September 13, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Katie Ledecky Fully Focused on 2020 Tokyo Olympics

At the ripe old age of 15, Katie Ledecky stood atop the highest podium during the medal ceremony at the 2012 London Olympic Games proudly listening to the national anthem after winning her first gold medal. Now 22, Ledecky has five Olympic golds and will be trying to add to her collection next summer at […]

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August 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Ledecky, Springs, Milloy Among Inaugural Class of Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame

Katie Ledecky will headline the inaugural class of inductees into the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame. Ledecky has earned five Olympic gold medals and 15 world championship gold medals. Ledecky, 22, will be joined in the 2019 Hall of Fame class by Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Dominique Dawes, Springbrook High great and former Washington […]

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July 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: All’s Well That Ends Well at World Championships

Katie Ledecky came to the FINA world championships in Gwanghwamun, South Korea with her sights set on winning five gold medals. Things did not go quite as planned. She won two silvers heading into her last event – the 800 meter freestyle – and had spent more time in a local hospital than in the […]

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July 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Back In Action, Takes Silver

After two days off with a bout of dehydration, Katie Ledecky returned to the pool at the world championships in South Korea, helping the US to take silver in the 4×200 meter freestyle event. Australia won the gold. Ledecky withdrew from two events on Tuesday – the 200m and 1500m freestyle – but looked good […]

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