Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledkey hopes to continue to make history Olympic Games In 2024.
The 24-year-old who just won the gold in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics hopes to return to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
“That’s not the last time I swim,” Ledkey says“I’m going to at least 24 years, maybe 28 years. We will see. You will never take anything for granted. You don’t know if you will return to the next Olympics, so you just try to soak all of them. Go in.”
In her Olympic career, she won a total of 10 medals (7 gold medals, 3 silver medals). Ledki participated in the London Olympics for the first time in 2012, when he was 15 years old. In that year, she won the 800-meter freestyle championship and has since become one of the most beautifully decorated swimmers in American history.
This year she won two gold medals (800m freestyle and 1500m freestyle) and two silver medals (400m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle).
Lederki participates in the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics Twitter Users questioned her age and whether she should continue to participate in the Olympics.
A user said: “Considering all factors, this is a very bad Olympics for American swimming, but it will definitely happen. Too many good years in a row. No Lockt/Phelps/Ryder Kee Gets Old/Reagan Smith didn’t show it all up, no one really strengthened outside of Fink.”
Another user said, “When did you realize that you are older than athletes who are’too old’ to compete? They treat this as Alison Felix’s swan song. Ryder It’s the same with Ji.”
By the arrival of the 2024 Paris Olympics, Lederki will be 27 years old. The average age of Olympic swimming is 21 years old, which is the lowest of all Olympic events.
Dara Torres is one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers ever. She is the former holder of three world records and the first Olympian to represent the United States in five different games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, 2008). In addition, at the age of 41, she became the oldest swimmer in the US Olympic swimming team. She withdrew from the competition in 2012.
Like Ledkey, the 15-year-old Katie Grimes also made her mark at this year’s Olympics. Grimes ranked second in the 800-meter freestyle, second only to Ledkey, becoming the youngest American since Amanda Beard in 1996.
When asked about Grimes’ performance, Ledki said that according to Swim Swam, “she is the future.”
The 2024 Paris Olympic Games will be held from July 26 to August 11. According to the official website, this will be the largest event ever held in France.
In the past 100 years, the Olympic Games have been held every four years, and Olympians of all ages have participated in the competition.
Oscar Swan won the silver medal in moving target shooting at the 1920 Olympics. At the age of 72, he was the oldest athlete in the history of the modern Olympics.
Dimitrios Loundras (Dimitrios Loundras) won the bronze medal in parallel bars at the 1896 Olympics. At the age of 10, he was the youngest athlete in the history of the modern Olympics.
In addition, the Olympics itself has stated that you do not have to reach a certain age to participate in the Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee stated: “There is no specific age limit for participating in the Olympics.” “It depends on each international sports federation and its rules for its sport.”