Who Else? Katie Ledecky Snares More Hardware As Star of Golden Goggles

Katie Ledecky - a prayer to the goddess of going the distance into uncharted waters, with coach Bruce Gemmell - main image by Patrick B. Kraemer (inset by Craig Lord)

Even before the Red Carpet walks for Sunday night’s Golden Goggles Awards started in Los Angeles, there was no mystery over who would be the star of the evening. Under the spotlight in the water, Katie Ledecky stood in the spotlight on stage, collecting three awards, including Female Athlete of the Year for the third…

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Even before the Red Carpet walks for Sunday night’s Golden Goggles Awards started in Los Angeles, there was no mystery over who would be the star of the evening. Under the spotlight in the water, Katie Ledecky stood in the spotlight on stage, collecting three awards, including Female Athlete of the Year for the third… […]

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Yozhik

I salute those who chose Ledecky’s 200 race over her incredible achievements at 1500 and 800 world record races. Despite her best race of the last year 15:28 was beaten by 3 seconds and her 8:07 is still beyond comprehension the two days saga at 200 will come to the text books as an example of “Will Triumph”. Even her coach who is supposed to know everything about her was originally sceptical about the idea of including this race in her WC program. Was very very cautious with prognosis calling her an underdog at this race. Was scared of embarrassment to see her completely emptied morning after semi race and being able to compete at final. Was childishly excited later at interview believing that there is nothing that can stop her. She’s swum this race perfectly and at the end there wasn’t even a celebration as we saw it when she broke 4 minutes first time or set 800 historical record. She either was entirely exhausted giving everything to this race with no emotions left or her look said “you gave me a chance, I took it. More serious challenge is ahead”

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