Katie Ledecky: "I will swim at least until Paris 2024"



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Katie Ledecky: "I will swim at least until Paris 2024"

Katie Ledecky concluded her 2021 Tokyo Olympics with the gold medal in the women's 800m freestyle. During an interview with US broadcaster NBC, insiders asked the American swimming star if she saw the close retirement. Ledecky denied it, saying she has at least three ahead of her if not more.

She said: "Tokyo 2021 wasn't my last swim. I'm at least heading towards Paris 2024, maybe Los Angeles 2028. We'll see." WE have to recall that in Paris 2024 Ledecky will be 27, while in Los Angeles 2028 she will be 31.

In tokyo, Katie won silver in the 400m freestyle swimming her best time since 2016. She in the 800s she became the third woman in history to have obtained the gold medal in the same race in three consecutive Olympics.

Caeleb Dressel, the biggest swimming star of today?

Caeleb Dressel was one of the rulers of Toky Olympics 2021.

The American swimmer is a versatile swimmer, capable of a powerful swim and of extreme power. In Tokyo he won five gold medals. At the Japanese Olympics, Caeleb competed fifteen times between heats, semifinals and finals in various specialties.

Just during the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, Dressel set three Olympic records and one world record, the one on the 100 butterfly of 49 "45. Dressel is trained by Gregg Troy at the Gator Swim Club, and has become a great swimmer starting with the university student at 21: in Budapest in 2017 he already won three individual golds.

On 7 August 2016 he won gold at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics in the 4x100m freestyle together with Michael Phelps, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian and in the 4x100m mixed. At the 2017 Budapest World Swimming Championships he won the 50m and 100m freestyle, the 100m butterfly, the 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m mixed, 4x100m mixed freestyle and 4x100m mixed medals, totaling seven medals.

gold, the highest number in a world championship, equaling Michael Phelps' feat in 2007. At the Gwangju 2019 world championships, during the semifinal of the 100 meters butterfly he set the new world record for the specialty, with a time of 49 "50, improving by 32 cents the record that belonged to compatriot Michael Phelps.

[1] In the Korean world championship , Dressel wins 6 gold and 2 silver medals. At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Dressel wins gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle (setting the Olympic record on both occasions), the 100m butterfly (setting the new world record), as well as in the 4x100m relay freestyle meters and 4x100 mixed meters, winning five gold medals.