Olympics

August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Katie Ledecky to Throw Out First Pitch at Nationals/Orioles Game

Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, a Montgomery County resident, is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals/Orioles game on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Just last week, Ledecky returned to her Bethesda home from the Rio Olympics with five medals: four gold and one silver. On Monday, she visited with patients at […]

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August 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Ledecky Arrives Home with Five Olympic Medals (Video)

Montgomery County’s Olympic hero Katie Ledecky(19) is back from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with four gold medals and a silver medal. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury was at the airport as family and friends greeted Ledecky. Take a look.

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August 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky: “It Feels Great When all the Hard Work Pays Off” (VIDEO)

Bethesda native and Olympian Katie Ledecky recently returned from the 2016 Rio Olympics. She spoke at Dulles Airport about setting goals and working hard in this MyMCMedia extra video.  

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August 18, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 18, in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know today, Aug. 18th, in Montgomery County: 1. Michael Razavi is the keynote speaker for today’s Small Business University event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Live stream the talk starting at 8 a.m. here. 2.Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in Burtonsville Wednesday […]

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August 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ledecky on Olympics and Coming Home (VIDEO)

Bethesda native and Olympian Katie Ledecky received a warm and exciting welcome home at Dulles Airport on Wednesday. After being greeted with cheers and hugs, Ledecky talked about her Olympic journey at a news conference. You can watch the news conference in its entirety, below.

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August 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Olympic Champion Ledecky Returns Home to Cheers (VIDEO)

Fresh off a whirlwind journey at the Olympics in Rio, Bethesda native Katie Ledecky landed at Dulles Airport today, greeted by cheers and hugs by friends and teachers from the Stone Ridge community. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Ledecky talks about how much she appreciates the support from the community in Montgomery County and her […]

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August 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ledecky Lands Sports Illustrated Cover along with Phelps and Biles (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Local Olympic champion Katie Ledecky is featured in the latest Sports Illustrated cover standing beside fellow team USA Olympians Michael Phelps and Simone Biles. Ledecky was welcomed home with cheers and hugs from friends and fans at Dulles airport today. She sported the five medals she won in Rio. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Ledecky […]

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August 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ledecky and Phelps Continue Gold Medal Streak at Olympics (VIDEOS & PHOTO)

Bethesda native Katie Ledecky won her second gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday in the 200m freestyle with a time of 53.73 seconds, while Michael Phelps proved why he’s one of the most celebrated Olympians of all-time, adding two more gold medals to his collection after winning the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle relay. “It […]

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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky Wins Gold Medal in 400-Meter Free, and Sets Another World Record

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky won her first gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday night with a time of 3:56.46 in the 400-meter freestyle, breaking the world record she set back in 2014. “It feels great,” Ledecky said in an interview with NBC following her epic swim. Her gold medal follows the silver […]

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August 5, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

Good Times Get Broken When Dreams Matter

I always check the pool records board at local swim clubs when I photograph a meet. This past July I was at North Creek Swim Club in Montgomery Village and saw a pool record from 1994. It was still standing 22 years later as swum by Katie Brown from Flower Valley for the Girls 11-12 […]

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