US Olympic Star Katie Ledecky Names THIS Beverage as the Secret Behind Her Stellar Performances

Published 10/29/2021, 1:01 PM EDT
Jun 15, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Katie Ledecky reacts after swimming in the Women’s 1,500m Freestyle prelims during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming competition at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports


When Katie Ledecky retires from swimming, fans will remember her for her achievements inside the pool. She is one of the best swimmers out there and continues to defy the odds.

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Her dominance in long-distance swimming has ensured that she is the benchmark against which other swimmers test themselves. Her dominance inside the pool proves how she trains well and takes care of her body. However, the secret behind her success is a surprising drink that Katie adores.

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Katie Ledecky loves a glass of chocolate milk

The talented swimmer won two gold and two silver medals in the recent 2020 Tokyo Olympics and won the 800-meter freestyle competition for the third time in a row. So, the secret to her success? Chocolate Milk.

Ledecky spoke in a recent interview on how she felt it was important to drink chocolate milk all the time.

“So since I was about 13 years old, I’ve been drinking chocolate milk right after practices and races and I was told that it was a great way to get protein and carbs in, right after a race or after practice. As I’ve grown as an athlete, I’ve learned the value of recovery and that my performance isn’t just dependent upon, what I’m doing in the pool or what I’m doing in the gym. It’s also everything I am doing outside the pool,” said Ledecky.

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 31: Katie Ledecky of the United States reacts after winning the 800m Freestyle for women during the Swimming Finals at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games on July 31, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Coincidentally, she was drinking chocolate milk while the interview was happening. She spoke about how it helped her prepare mentally to do the right things and helped her focus on each race. Hence, Ledecky’s professionalism and attention to detail must be applauded.

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Her infamous chocolate milk stunt!

Her love for this beverage made her do a stunt where she balanced it on the top of their head; and swam inside the pool. It takes unbelievable skill to do that as Ledecky did it with ease. She spoke about how she always carried chocolate milk in her bag during practice.

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“So, I would pack a lunch bag with a bottle of chocolate milk and an ice pack and bring it to every practice and swim meet. It’s an essential part of my recovery routine, and I love the taste. I mean, who doesn’t?said Ledecky.

 

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Katie’s dedication to her recovery and her body, while also taking care of her taste buds, is truly something to emulate.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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