When will Katie Ledecky swim again at Olympics?

Aug 21, 2016, 01:38

She set a World and Olympic record en route to her fourth gold medal with a win in the 800-meter freestyle, swimming 8:04.79 to break her own world record by almost two seconds.

The 19-year-old sensation made it five medals - four of them gold - at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Friday, as she destroyed the field in world record time, clocking eight minutes and 4.79 seconds to comfortably better her own landmark. She also notched first place in the 800-meter freestyle at the Games in London when she was just 15.

While Phelps' loss left the crowd in shock, Katie Ledecky restored some normalcy at the pool with another dominating performance, handily break the world record in the 800 freestyle.

Carlin knows silver was the best she could ever get against Ledecky, who also beat her in the 400m and whose 800m time of eight minutes 4.79 seconds nearly knocked two seconds off her own world record.

Carlin finished second behind the United States great in the 400m and battled past Hungary's Boglarka Kapas to make it a pair of silvers in the longest race on the women's swimming schedule.

Katie Ledecky put forth arguably the best swimming performance we've ever seen. Then, after her coach moved to the West Coast, Ledecky connected with Bruce Gemmell and never missed a beat.

"It's been a great four years and I know I can have another great four years and I know that I will have a lot of people supporting me".

"I feel very lucky to get on that podium again".

"I try not to think about the history of it much, but just to be mentioned in the same sentence as her is incredible", she said. She finishes her career as a gold medalists and with four medals overall.

"I'm so proud to be part of history", Ledecky said, revealing that Meyer, a big fan, had been texting her mother, Mary Gen, during the week. Adlington was also the world record holder at the time.

Where does Ledecky go from here?

A stunner at the Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps was beaten.

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