(Press Conference) Ledecky “Put Up A Good Swim, Put On A Show” for the Crowd

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Katie Ledecky punched her ticket to Rio in the women’s 400 free, winning the event in 3:58.98. She challenged the world record, taking it out two seconds under world record pace at the 200 meter mark.

Ledecky said she is excited to train and race with Leah Smith, who touched second in 4:00.65 to qualify for her first Olympic team. Ledecky and Smith posted the top two times in the world this year.

This is her second Olympic Games after she shocked the world by winning the 800 free in London at 15 years old. She is also scheduled to swim the 50, 100, 200, and 800 freestyles this week in Omaha.

Ledecky talked to the media about hearing the crowd, enjoying the process, her excitement for the rest of the summer, and how she’ll be able to sleep a little better with her first race completed.

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Author: Chandler Brandes

Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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