Katie Ledecky Reveals the Most Memorable Moments from This Year’s Olympics

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It’s been over two weeks since Katie Ledecky returned home from the Tokyo Olympics with four brand-new medals and now, she’s looking back on the most memorable moments. 

PureWow recently sat down with the 24-year-old swimming champion, who now has the most individual gold medals of any female U.S. Olympian ever, to chat about her latest partnership with BIC Soleil Razors for its “Game On” campaign. The initiative focuses on the importance of having self-confidence and not being afraid to show it in hopes of inspiring others. 

During the interview, the gold medalist opened up about some of her favorite parts of this year’s events, many of which were before the games even officially began. 

“I spent about five weeks with my teammates leading up to the games between the Olympic trials and the Olympics,” Ledecky revealed. “It was just so much fun playing games, having dinner with them, and just having so many different conversations.”

Of course, there were also “so many memories” from the actual week of competition. Ledecky continued, “Just celebrating each swimmer's successes and all of that. We had a great team area so there was just so much fun to be had there. Whenever someone would go to their races we would all do a little “USA” chant. Our massage therapists were banging the cowbells and cheering them on as we were sending them off. And as each swimmer would come back there would be a round of applause. It's just always great to see everyone's reactions to their races and of course so much emotion—whether it's big smiles or happy tears—so much hard work goes into each of those moments so it's nice to see how everyone reacts and celebrates.” 

In addition, Ledecky also touched on the advice she received from pal and fellow Olympian, Michael Phelps, who was cheering for her on from the United States, as well as the effects the coronavirus pandemic had on getting ready for this year’s games. 

We can’t wait to see what memories the 2024 games will bring. 

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