Tokyo Olympics 2020 Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Reveals Her Top-Secret Workout Routine

Published 08/09/2021, 11:42 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: Katie Ledecky of the United States prepares in the second Semifinal of the Women’s 200m Freestyle on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)


Despite a slow start to her Tokyo Olympics 2020 campaign, team USA swimmer Katie Ledecky managed to get her hands on multiple medals. The 24-year old star won two gold and two silver medals as America finished at the top of the Olympic medal tally list.

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The United States concluded their Olympic outing with a total of 113 medals, including 39 gold. They defeated China to finish first above hosts Japan and also Team Great Britain.

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Ledecky had a major role to play in America’s dominance at the quadrennial showpiece. The Stanford University alumni picked up right where she left off in Rio. However, her moment to remember from this year’s Summer Games is the maiden gold medal she won in the inaugural women’s 1500m freestyle event.

Here’s what Katie had to say about her strict training regime that she follows to the dot.

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Katie Ledecky opens up on her workout routine after Tokyo Olympics heroics

Speaking to the media following her epic Tokyo Olympics 2020 display, Katie Ledecky was all smiles. When questioned about the secret behind her success, Ledecky spoke about her training practices while also handing out a few workout tips to budding swimmers.

“We feel like we’re doing every little thing we can to be at our very best, from the shave and the work that we’ve put in over the past fives years, to the recovery, the sleep, and the nutrition. All of that really adds up for performance. And you know, if you take one piece out, you don’t know how it might affect your performance, so I try to stick to a pretty good routine with all those things.”

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“It’s pretty full-body because that’s what swimming is. I think core strength is incredibly important in swimming — it’s that connecting piece between your arms and legs. So we work on strength and we work on power because you have to have that power coming out of the starting blocks and on all of the turns, as well as a good jump,” Ledecky said via Shape.com.

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Ledecky is keen to return to action sooner rather than later. However, she will take a short break from professional competition and spend some much-deserved time with family in the coming weeks. Paris 2024 is three years away but Katie will already start working towards adding to her Olympic medal collection.

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