Swimmer Katie Ledecky Smashes Own World Record At Rio Olympics 2016

Swimmer Katie Ledecky Smashes Own World Record At Rio Olympics 2016

Katie Ledecky gets emotional after winning her 4th Gold Medal for the 800m freestyle at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Friday (August 12) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 19-year-old swimmer not only scored another medal, but also smashed her own World Record!

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Katie clocked in at the record-breaking time of 8:04.79, nearly two seconds faster than the previous record she set earlier this year and is the first woman since Debbie Meyer in 1968 to sweep the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles.

“I just wanted to push myself and see what I could do,” Katie shared. “It was my last Olympic race here in Rio. The Olympics is the pinnacle of our sport and I have to wait four more years to have that moment again, so I wanted the last one to be special.”

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Posted to: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Katie Ledecky

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