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Katie Grimes Steals the Spotlight From Katie Ledecky at Golden Goggle Awards

Published 11/19/2023, 11:04 PM EST

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Team USA has occupied the top spot in the Swimming World due to their result-oriented swimming spree at the 2023 World Aquatic Championships and the 2023 Swimming World Cup. But it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of iconic athletes such as Katie Ledecky and Katie Grimes.  

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Katie Grimes brought smiles to everyone’s faces at the Swimming World Cup 2023. Now, it is her turn to smile as her amazing swimming prowess was recognized at the Golden Goggles Awards ceremony. Nominated against her for the Female Race Of The Year award was Team U.S.A. standout Katie Ledecky. Interestingly, the 17-year-old Olympian pulled ahead of the legendary swimmer with an incredible feat.

Katie Grimes wins Female Race Of The Year award


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At the 2023 Golden Goggle Awards held at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles, Katie Grimes won the Female Race Of The Year award for swimming the 10K open water earlier this year.

The young swimmer from the United States attempted this feat during the 2023 Fukuoka World Championships. She earned the bronze for her speed during the heart-pounding race where she effortlessly switched between freestyle and backstroke.


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But that was not all, as she became the first American athlete across all sports to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics with this feat. Nominated against Katie Grimes was the queen of the 1500 meters, Katie Ledecky. Kate Douglass was also sharing the nomination for her dominance in the 200m IM. Katie Ledecky and Katie Grimes first got into a scuffle at the 2021 Olympics qualifier. Competing for the 1500-meter berth, Grimes posted a respectable 15:52.12 at the finals.

It became her new personal best, but that was not enough to beat Katie Ledecky. At the Tokyo Olympics, Grimes underperformed with respect to the glorious return to the podium by Ledecky. Finally, in 2023, it was Grimes’ turn to shine for her remarkable Fukuoka campaign 2023.


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Katie Grimes honored for her Fukuoka success

Katie Grimes took the challenge of uncharted open waters in Japan with a bold resolution. Nevertheless, the swimming prodigy led the charge in the first four laps of the 10K. She was competing against stalwart figures in the swimming world such as Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands and Ana Marcela Cunha of Brazil. Interestingly, the teenage swimming icon managed to hold her own for a final photo finish with them on the podium. 

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But Grimes was not done as she had the 400 IM where she once again produced an amazing result. However, she saw a gut-wrenching loss at the 1500 meter where she finished in the eighth position. However, her 1500m feat was recognized at the 2023 Golden Goggle awards as she became the recipient of the Female Race of the Year award.

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Written by:

Anchal Ahuja


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I am Anchal Ahuja, an Olympic Sports writer at EssentiallySports. My love for sports grew when I first watched Olympics when I was 7-years-old. Growing up as I started to delve deeper into the sporting realm, I decided to move on with my new passion with all new hopes to get success.
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Purva Jain