Katie Ledecky, 22, is making a splash as the world gets to know the star swimming taking on America’s team in the upcoming Olympics. Here’s everything you need to know about her!
She’s A Pisces — Which Makes Total Sense
For those of you into horoscopes, you know the Pisces symbol is actually two fish circling each other. That means Pisces is a water symbol, which reveals that (for the superstitious, at least) Katie Ledecky was made to be a swimmer. How cool is that?
2.) Katie Has A Gold Medal From When She Was 15
It turns out that Katie is no stranger to the Olympics. When she made her debut at the age of 15, she took home her first gold medal. That’s awesome!
3.) She’s A World Record Holder
That’s right, Katie holds the world record titles for 400-, 800-, and 1,500-meter trials over the years. That’s incredible!
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4.) Michael Phelps Thinks Katie Is Just Like Him
Whoa, talk about a compliment! The greatest swimmer in the world, Michael Phelps, feels that he sees something of himself in Katie. “You can tell she is very goal oriented, and for me it brings me back to kind of what I was like way, way, way back in the day,” he told USA Today in an interview.
5.) She doesn’t seem concerned about Zika.
While many Olympians have been dropping out left and right in fear of contracting the Zika Virus, Katie is ready to hit Rio for the games. Since she won a spot on Team USA, the swimmer has not expressed any concerns for her family.