Katie Ledecky Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Athletes List

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Katie Ledecky just joined some rare company as the 18-year-old was named to the Forbes magazine 30 Under 30 Athletes List.

According to Forbes:

The first woman to win four individual gold medals at a world championship, Ledecky is also the first to sweep the 200, 400, 800, and 1,500 freestyles in a world championship. An Olympic gold medalist, nine-time world champion, and current world record holder in three events, Ledecky is undoubtedly the most dominant female swimmer in the sport today.

Ledecky is just one of four teens on the list as she joins 14 year-old Mo’one Davis (baseball), 14 year-old Ashima Shiraishi (rock climbing) and 19-year-old Borna Coric (tennis player).

The most famous athletes on the list include 27-year-old Steph Curry (NBA basketball) and 26-year-old Madison Bumgarner (MLB baseball) as well as 29-year-old UFC fighter Jose Aldo.

Full Forbes Article

Forbes 30 Under 30 Sports – 2016

  • Stephen Curry, point guard, Golden State Warriors (27)
  • Sergio Aguero, striker, Manchester City soccer (27)
  • Jose Aldo, fighter, UFC (29)
  • Christine Baugh, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University (28)
  • Jamie Benn, left wing, Dallas Stars (26)
  • Antonio Brown, wide receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers (27)
  • Madison Bumgarner, pitcher, San Francisco Giants (26)
  • Mark Burns, talent marketing executive, CSE (27)
  • Adrian Clark, owner, AC Sports Management, LLC (29)
  • Borna Coric, professional tennis player (19)
  • Mo’ne Davis, pitcher, Little League (14)
  • Jacob deGrom, pitcher, New York Mets (27)
  • Vicente Fernandez, co-founder, Sportsmanias (24)
  • Brian Heimerdinger, director of scouting, New York Jets (29)
  • Noel Hollingsworth, director of data, Second Spectrum (25)
  • Josh Kahn, senior creative producer, Chicago Bulls (28)
  • Allie LaForce, reporter, CBS Sports (27)
  • Katie Ledecky, swimmer (18)
  • Damian Lillard, point guard, Portland Trail Blazers (25)
  • Stephen Nelson, host, Bleacher Report (26)
  • Cam Newton, quarterback, Carolina Panthers (26)
  • Jasmine Ng, sports agent adviser, Next Level Combines (27)
  • Whitney Ping, director, U.S. Olympic Committee (29)
  • Tyler Seguin, center, Dallas Stars (23)
  • Ryan Sheckler, skateboarder (26)
  • Ashima Shiraishi, rock climbing (14)
  • Eric Waller, co-founder, SeatGeek (28)
  • Jordan Spieth, professional golfer (22)
  • Russell Westbrook, point guard, Oklahoma City Thunder (27)
  • Russell Wilson, quarterback, Seattle Seahawks (27)
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Mary-Helen Hopkins
8 years ago

Yay! Love her! Beautiful pic of her with her stellar glowing smile!

Lisa Weatherbee Cordero

Congrats! Well deserved!

Fandy Chiang
8 years ago

Katie and Hannah ✌?️✌?

John Ryan
8 years ago

Go Katie! Go!

Charlene Tallen
8 years ago

She’s incredible!

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