Had any doubts about Katie Ledecky’s dominance?
Well, doubt no longer. The 24-year old is doing what she normally does – beating her opponents by nearly as much as her age.
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In a time of 15:40.55 on Sunday, Ledecky finished 26 seconds ahead of her opponent and once again solidified herself as the world’s best in the 1500m freestyle. The second-fastest time in the world this year? 15:57.03, posted by Simona Quadarella at Italian Olympic Trials. That’s still a full 17 seconds that separates the two.
Sure, something freaky could happen come the Olympics. But that seems unlikely.
Ledecky’s 800 split would have won the individual event and would have been the world’s fastest this year as well. Her 400m freestyle earlier on in the meet, a 3:59.25, was the fastest time this early in the year ever. It’s also the fastest she’s been in that event in awhile.
Her 200m freestyle tied the U.S. Open record and puts her at – you guessed it – first in the world.
Long story short? Ledecky is doing what Ledecky does, and it appears as though she isn’t worried about slowing down either.