Swimmer Katie Ledecky Receives Same Honor As Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky And Michael Jordan

The Associated Press Friday announced New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and Olympic gold medalist swimmer Katie Ledecky as their athletes of the year for 2022. It's Judge's first time being picked for the honor, while it was Ledecky's second time being chosen. The same award were received by big names like Michael Jordan, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky

What Katie Ledecky said on it?

"I know so many great athletes have won this honor,"

Katie Ledecky added

"I'm really happy — happy with how my year went, and also excited about the future."

The untouchable legacy of Katie Ledecky

Ledecky, who won her first Olympic gold medal in 2012 at age 15, has managed to stay on top in female freestyle swimming's longest pool events for the better part of a decade. She has held the long-course world record in both the 800- and 1,500-meter free since 2013, rarely facing a serious challenge in either of those grueling races. At this year's world aquatics championships in Budapest, Hungary, Ledecky touched first in the 800 by more than 10 seconds and won the 1,500 by nearly 15 seconds. She also claimed gold in the 400 free and was part of the winning U.S. team in the 4x200 free relay.

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