“Top of My List”- US Olympic Star Katie Ledecky Has Already Fixed Target on Paris Olympics 2024

Published 10/28/2021, 2:01 AM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 28: Katie Ledecky of Team United States celebrates after winning the Women’s 1500m Freestyle Final on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


Katie Ledecky is a 7 time Olympic gold medallist. Considered as one of the greatest female swimmers of all time, she brought home four medals at Tokyo 2020. Besides the Olympics, she has won 15 golds at the World Championships.

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Katie rocked at her international debut at the 2012 London Olympics by achieving gold in the women’s 800 m freestyle. Having continued her dominance across the next two games, the star swimmer is ready to work towards her next goal, which is the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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With high hopes, Katie has set her sights on what will be her fourth appearance at the sporting extravaganza. In a chat with Travel+Leisure, she said, “I still have to get through the Olympic trials in a couple of years, but I really hope that I get to compete in Paris and have the opportunity to compete in a fourth Olympics.”

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 28: Katie Ledecky of Team United States reacts after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 1500m Freestyle Final on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

That’s on the top of my list that I can see on the horizon,” she added.

It will be interesting to see if Ledecky gets to enter the pool in Paris in three years’ time.

Katie Ledecky reveals the secret to her enthusiasm while training

Katie Ledecky’s training schedule comprises nine to ten workouts per week. To provide her body with proper rest and energy, she makes sure to take the proper amount of protein and carbohydrates.

Katie spoke about how training is not just practicing the sport but also resting and providing proper nutrition to the body.

Jun 14, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Katie Ledecky before the women’s 400m freestyle final during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming competition at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Training is not just the hours you spend in the pool, it’s the hours [training] outside of the pool so a big priority for me is recovery and nutrition,” she said.

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Further, she revealed the secret to her never-ending energy while training. Ledecky continued, “I drink chocolate milk within 30 minutes after my race or my practice — usually within five minutes of getting out of practice.”

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In this way, the swimmer gains an accurate amount of protein and carbohydrates. As a result, it helps her muscles refuel and recover before her next swim.

The hardworking and determined Olympian is keeping up not only with the training but also with her goals. We hope to see the swimmer bring home another medal soon.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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