American swimmer, Katie Ledecky, 19, blew everyone to clinch her fourth gold medal at Rio and broke her own world record by two seconds to win the 800m Freestyle final.Katie took 8 minutes and 4.79 seconds to win- which was nearly 12 seconds faster than the silver medalist, Jazz Carlin. It would be fair to say, that this was the least dramatic final race at Rio.
I just wanted to push myself and see what I could do,” she said. “The Olympics are 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.” She becomes the first woman to sweep the 200, 400 and 800m freestyle at the same Olympics since U.S. swimmer Debbie Meyer did so at Mexico City in 1968.
Here’s how the twitter reacted to this unreal dominance by the youngest member of the US Swimming Team
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 13, 2016
The combined margin of victory in the 800 freestyle at the previous five Games was 11.76 seconds. #KatieLedecky equaled that in one race.
— Lola Haag (@ojailola) August 13, 2016
Whatever. I'd beat @katieledecky at Street Fighter. Any of 'em. Probably. I mean I hope so. God what if she's better at that too? Dammit.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 13, 2016
Katie Ledecky just beat Germany's best swimmer in the 800 meter freestyle, Sarah Kohler, by 23 seconds
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 13, 2016
— Julie Ann Emery (@julieannemery) August 13, 2016
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) August 13, 2016