Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky born March 17, 1997 is an American,
competitive swimmer. Having won 6 Olympic individual gold medals13 world,
championship individual gold medals, the most in history for a female swimmer,
she is considered one of the greatest Olympians and the greatest female,
swimmer of all time Ledecky is the world record holder in the women's 800 1500-meter,
freestyle as well as the former world record holder in the women's 400-meter freestyle.
She also holds the fastest-ever times in the women's 500-, 1000,1650-yard freestyle events.
In her international debut at the 2012 London Olympic Games as a 15-year-old,
Ledecky unexpectedly won the gold medal in the women's 800-metre freestyle.
Four years later, she left Rio de Janeiro as the most decorated female.
athlete of the 2016 Olympic Games, with four gold medals, one silver medal,
two world records. In total, she has won 41 medals 33 golds, 7 silvers,
1 bronze in major international competitions, spanning the Summer Olympics,
World Championships, and Pan Pacific Championships. During her career,
she has broken fourteen world records.Ledecky's success has earned her,
Swimming World's Female World Swimmer of the Year a record-breaking five times.
Ledecky was also named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year in 2017,
international female Champion of Champions by L'Équipe in 2014 and 2017,
United States Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Year in 2013,
2016 and 2017, and Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports ,
Aquatics Championships are records in women's swimming.