GWANGJU, South Korea - Katie Ledecky is usually there in the end, her endurance powering her to the wall well ahead of the competition.Someone else got there first at the world championships on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time).Ariarne Titmus of Australia ...
Jul 22, 2019
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Katie Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) for second title in two days at the USA Swimming Winter National Championships, and fellow Olympic champions Simone Manuel and Nathan Adrian took the 50 freestyles. ...
Nov 30, 2018
BUDAPEST, Hungary - OK, it wasn't like Katie Ledecky was a flop at the world championships.Far from it.She won five gold medals. She took silver in her other event."If that was my bad year for the next four ...
Jul 31, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - On a night when Katie Ledecky returned to a more familiar spot - the top rung of the medal podium - the U.S. men's team began passing the torch to a new generation at the world championships.Step aside, ...
Jul 28, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Katie Ledecky reached for the wall.Someone else was already there.For the first time ever at the world championships, Ledecky knows what it's like to lose.Bidding to become only the second female swimmer to win six ...
Jul 27, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Katie Ledecky breezed to her third gold medal of the world championships, backing off a bit on her most grueling night of the meet.It was left to Lilly King, Kylie Masse and Adam Peaty to take down the swimming ...
Jul 26, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - With Katie Ledecky getting the night off, Hungary's Iron Lady seized the moment on Monday at the world championships.Katinka Hosszu lived up to her country's enormous expectations with an electrifying victory in the 200-meter ...
Jul 25, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Katie Ledecky is off to a golden start at the world championships.Make it a double.The 20-year-old American star began an audacious week by winning a pair of gold medals on Sunday on the opening night of ...
Jul 24, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Katie Ledecky shrugs off the notion that she's doing anything special over the next week.For the 20-year-old American star, the improbable has become the expected."It's really just putting in the work, putting ...
Jul 22, 2017
SANTA CLARA, California - World record-holder Katie Ledecky swam the fifth-fastest time in history to win the 1,500-meter freestyle on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) at the Pro Swim Series meet.Competing in the event for the first time since ...
Jun 2, 2017
SIMONE Biles tried to treat the 2016 Summer Olympics like just your average ordinary gymnastics meet. So what if the stage and the stakes were different?The floor was still the floor. The vault still the vault. The uneven bars still uneven. ...
Dec 27, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Katie Ledecky even upstaged Michael Phelps at the Olympics on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).Ledecky set a world record by winning the women's 800-meter freestyle by an astounding 11.38 seconds. She's only the ...
Aug 13, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Katie Ledecky was the fastest swimmer in the pool, and she brought her American teammates along for the ride.The 19-year-old turned in another overpowering performance to carry the United States to victory in the 4x200-meter ...
Aug 11, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Katie Ledecky is on her way to an Olympic feat that's only been done one other time.Ledecky held off Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom to win gold in the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila ...
Aug 10, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Katie Ledecky was racing nothing but the clock.It was no contest.The unassuming teenager from suburban Washington gave the United States its first swimming gold medal of the Rio Olympics on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), crushing her own ...
Aug 8, 2016
OMAHA, Nebraska - Katie Ledecky's schedule in Rio is all set. The teenager will go for gold in three individual events after closing her US swimming trials with another dominating performance.The only blemish on her week came in the 100- ...
Jul 3, 2016
OMAHA, Nebraska - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.That number wasn't really important.The only thing that mattered was No. 5.Phelps became the first male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics ...
Jun 30, 2016
OMAHA, Nebraska - Katie Ledecky has set the bar so high, it's a bit of a disappointment when she doesn't set a world record.The 19-year-old has no complaints.She's heading back to the Olympics. ...
Jun 28, 2016
ATLANTA - Concerned about the threat of the Zika virus, USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp from Puerto Rico to Atlanta.Frank Busch, the national team director, sent out a letter Thursday (Friday, Manila time) to all national team athletes ...
May 20, 2016
ATLANTA - After a pair of dominating wins, Katie Ledecky finally met her match at the Atlanta Classic.It wasn't exactly a fair fight.Ledecky finished third in the 100-meter freestyle on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), failing to catch Simone ...
May 16, 2016
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