LEDECKY Kathleen

17 Mar 1997
24
Female
WASHINGTON, DC
 
United States of America
ATHERTON, CA
 
United States of America

Events and Medals

Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
WR Women's 400m Freestyle 3:56.46 7 August, 2016 Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
OR Women's 400m Freestyle 3:56.46 7 August, 2016 Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
WR Women's 800m Freestyle 8:04.79 12 August, 2016 Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
OR Women's 800m Freestyle 8:04.79 12 August, 2016 Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
WR Women's 1500m Freestyle 15:20.48 16 May, 2018 Indianapolis, IN (USA)
OR Women's 1500m Freestyle - Heat 5 15:35.35 26 July, 2021 Tokyo (JPN)

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
Finished
Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Tokyo Aquatics Centre
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Biographical Information

Highlights

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Olympic Games
YearLocation200Free400Free800Free4x100Free W4x200Free
2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA1st (1:53.73)1st (3:56.46)1st (8:04.79)2nd (3:31.89)1st (7:43.03)
2012London, GBR--1st (8:14.63)--

World Championships
YearLocation200Free400Free800Free1500Free4x100Free W4x200Free
2019Gwangju, KORH (DNS)2nd (3:59.97)1st (8:13.58)H (15:48.90)-2nd (7:41.87)
2017Budapest, HUN2nd (1:55.18)1st (3:58.34)1st (8:12.68)1st (15:31.82)1st (3:31.72)1st (7:43.39)
2015Kazan, RUS1st (1:55.16)1st (3:59.13)1st (8:07.39)1st (15:25.48)-1st (7:45.37)
2013Barcelona, ESP-1st (3:59.82)1st (8:13.86)1st (15:36.53)-1st (7:45.14)

Pan Pacific Championships
YearLocation200Free400Free800Free1500Free4x200Free
2018Tokyo, JPN3rd (1:55.15)1st (3:58.50)1st (8:09.13)1st (15:38.97)2nd (7:44.37)


Legend
Free - Freestyle, Back - Backstroke, Breast - Breaststroke, Fly - Butterfly, IndMed - Individual Medley, SF - Semifinal, H - Heats, DNS - Did Not Start, M - Men, W - Women, X - Mixed, DSQ - Disqualified, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not swim in final
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Ledecks, Ledeckster, Deckster (usaswimming.org, 30 Jul 2017)
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Volunteering, scrabble, chess, playing the piano. (gostanford.com, 20 Nov 2017)
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Athlete
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Psychology - Stanford University, United States of America
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English
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Nation's Capital Swim Club [Bethesda, MD, USA]
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Greg Meehan [national, personal], USA
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Her mother Mary Gen competed in swimming for the University of New Mexico in the United States of America. (usaswimming.org, 01 Jul 2012)
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2012 for United States of America, Olympic Games in London, Great Britain (swimswam.com, 08 Dec 2013)
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A stomach virus meant she did not race in the 200m freestyle at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 09 Apr 2021)

She broke her arm while she was in the fourth grade at school. (archivepyc.nbcolympics.com, 29 Mar 2016)
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She began swimming at age six with the Palisades Porpoises club in Bethesda, MA, United States of America. (bethesdamagazine.com, 24 Feb 2016)
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She followed her brother into the sport. (usaswimming.org, 01 Jul 2012)
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To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 14 Nov 2017)
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She swims 10,000 metres a day. (olympicchannel.com, 20 Jul 2019)
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Her brother and her parents. (archivepyc.nbcolympics.com, 29 Mar 2016)
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"I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they're impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams." (olympicchannel.com, 20 Jul 2019)
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She was named Female Athlete of the Year six times in a row between 2013 and 2018 at USA Swimming's Golden Goggle Awards. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 20 Nov 2018)

She was named the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Female Swimmer of the Year. (swimswam.com, 16 Jan 2018)

She was named the 2017 Female Olympic Athlete of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee [USOC]. She became the first woman to win the honour three times after also picking up the award in 2013 and 2016. (swimswam.com, 30 Nov 2017)

She was named the 2017 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. (swimswam.com, 19 Oct 2017)

In 2016 she was named the USOC Female Athlete of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the International Swimming Federation [FINA] Female Top Olympic Performer. (usaswimming.org, 30 Jul 2017; swimswam.com, 28 Sep 2016)

She was named L'Equipe magazine's Champion of Champions in 2014. She was the first swimmer to receive the award since its inception in 1980. (swimswam.com, 19 Dec 2014)

She was named the 2013 Female Swimmer of the Year by FINA. (insidethegames.biz, 06 Jan 2014)
Legend
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Gold Medal
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Silver Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
OR:
Olympic Record
WR:
World Record
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