Top 20 Stories Of 2017: No7 Katie Ledecky Shadowed Only By Her Own High Bar

Katie Ledecky - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Top 20 stories of 2017: No7 Katie Ledecky Shadowed Only By Her Own High Bar. Had it not been for the bar she set so high between 2013 and 2016, Katie Ledecky (USA) would probably, once more, be woman swimmer of the year in our 2017 SwimVortex Awards. To reflect her meaning in the sport, you’d have to set up a whole new category of honour, one open only to living legends racing to the din of tall plinths being chiselled and chipped in their honour for the day that will surely come. There’s a sense in some quarters of counting her down and out. I wouldn’t … there’s a Triple Crown ticket with her name on it.

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Top 20 stories of 2017: No7 Katie Ledecky Shadowed Only By Her Own High Bar. Had it not been for the bar she set so high between 2013 and 2016, Katie Ledecky (USA) would probably, once more, be woman swimmer of the year in our 2017 SwimVortex Awards. To reflect her meaning in the sport, you’d have to set up a whole new category of honour, one open only to living legends racing to the din of tall plinths being chiselled and chipped in their honour for the day that will surely come. There’s a sense in some quarters of counting her down and out. I wouldn’t … there’s a Triple Crown ticket with her name on it.

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