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Katie Ledecky is Glad To Be Part of Team USA After 4th Gold Medal Win in Rio

Katie Ledecky is Glad To Be Part of Team USA After 4th Gold Medal Win in Rio

Katie Ledecky and Maya DiRado laugh together while heading to the beach during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Saturday (August 13) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Team USA swimmers joined other Olympians, including archer Brady Ellison and shot put gold medalist Michelle Carter at the taping, where they were seen doing a limbo under the Olympic Rings.

“I’ve had a lot of fun—I don’t know why I’m crying!” Katie shared after her big win last night, where she shattered her own record. “There were nights when I would go to bed and think about this day and how much fun I’ve had these past four years, and I would start crying right then. I just wanted to make this week count and have fun with it.”

She added, “It’s just been a heck of a week, and I’m glad to be a part of it. It’s a team that I’m always going to be really close with.”

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Swimmers Maya DiRado, Simone Manuel & Katie Ledecky Pick Up Silver Medals in Rio!

Swimmers Maya DiRado, Simone Manuel & Katie Ledecky Pick Up Silver Medals in Rio!

Maya DiRado reacts upon seeing her time from the pool during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Saturday (August 6) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 23-year-old swimmer finished second, winning the silver medal in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

“I knew Katinka [Hosszu from Hungary] was very far ahead, and I could see that when I turned for freestyle, I was ahead of the rest of the field, so I didn’t really worry about her,” Maya shared afterwards. “I haven’t seen my splits yet, but it doesn’t really matter because I got a silver medal, and I’m so thrilled with that!”

Later, Simone Manuel and her team — Abbey Weitzeil, Dana Vollmer and Katie Ledecky — also picked up the silver medal for the Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay.

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