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Katie Ledecky says it’s ‘the little moments with my teammates’ that she’ll remember most

Katie Ledecky won four medals for Team USA in Tokyo. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Seven-time Olympic gold-medalist Katie Ledecky stopped by the Today Show Wednesday morning to talk all things Olympics.

She said that her teammates and coaches have helped her to keep her inner joy throughout the years, keeping swimming fun and helping her in her journey.

“I love the sport and the people that I’m surrounded with,” she said. “I feel like each Olympics I’m having more and more fun each time. That’s why I keep going.”

Adding that the little moments in between the medals are what she’ll remember the most, she recalled the 4×200-meter freestyle relay which featured four-time Olympian Allison Schmitt. With that relay, Schmitt won her tenth Olympic medal.

“The hours leading up to that relay she was, every five minutes, giggling and so excited to be on that relay,” Ledecky said. “That really fired me up and it’s those little moments that I’ll remember with my teammates.”