Katie Ledecky and the Pursuit of Olympic Medals

By winning her 3rd gold medal of the Rio Olympics tonite in the 4×200 metre freestyle relay, Katie Ledecky has now won 4 Olympic golds, including the 2012 800 free. Here is where she places on various Olympic lists:

  • Ledecky moves to =3rd among USA female swimmers with 4 Olympic gold medals, trailing Jenny Thompson (8), Amy Van Dyken (6), and tieing Janet Evans, Dara Torres, Missy Franklin, and Dana Vollmer.
  • Ledecky becomes =4th among @TeamUSA Olympians, any sport, with 4 Olympic gold medals, trailing Thompson and Van Dyken, as above, and tied with 12 other USA women.
  • She is now =3rd among @TeamUSA Olympians, any sport, with 3 Olympic golds at one Olympics, trailing only swimmers Missy Franklin (2012) and Amy Van Dyken (1996), with 4 each, and tied with 22 other USA women, including 17 swimmers.
  • Among American females in any Olympic sport, her 3 gold medals at one Olympics trails only Missy Franklin (2012) and Amy Van Dyken (1996), both with 3, and is tied with 22 other @TeamUSA athletes.

More to come with the 800 freestyle still coming up.

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