(Video Interview) Katie Ledecky Discusses Record, Reflects on 2017

Before the Golden Goggles awards show Sunday evening in Los Angeles, Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky stopped on the red carpet at the JW Marriott to speak with Swimming World about her return to Golden Goggles and some of the newest developments in her swimming career.

Just 24 hours after Ledecky broke her own American record in the women’s 1650 free, she explained whether or not she expected a record performance at this point in the season and how she evaluated the swim. Ledecky also looked back on the year 2017, calling it a “great year,” even as some labeled her World Championships performance a slight disappointment. She explained what pieces combined to make the year so special.

Watch more video interviews from the red carpet at Golden Goggles.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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