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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:08 am
:wtf:


The headline makes it sound like she was rude. Nope.
https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/ ... 1239645187

Ledecky is not going anywhere, and with the way she's dominated the 800m, why would she?

This was the last race we'll see Ledecky contest this year in Tokyo, but as she said loud and clear, she'll be ready for more at Paris 2024.
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Katie Ledecky Has Splashy Start At Olympic Swimming Trials
Katie Ledecky has won 6 individual gold medals and is an overwhelming favorite for a spot on this year's U.S. Olympics team.


... Competing in the home stadium of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, Ledecky blew away the field in the preliminaries of the 400-meter freestyle, touching the wall with a time of 3 minutes, 59.99 seconds.

Ledecky finished nearly five seconds ahead of Paige Madden, who was next fastest at 4:04.83. The top eight advanced to the evening final, with Ledecky an overwhelming favorite to claim a spot on her fourth Olympic team....

The 27-year-old Ledecky came into the trials with the top-seeded time in the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle events.

She already has six individual Olympic gold medals — more than any female swimmer in the history of the sport — and she’ll be looking to add to that haul in Paris....
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Regan Smith Bounces Back With Stunning World Record At U.S. Olympic Trials
The 22-year-old Minnesota native's sensational 100-meter backstroke victory followed disappointment in the butterfly event.


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Ledecky is an absolute beast.

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Thu Jun 20, 2024 12:17 pm
Ledecky is an absolute beast.
Subsequent "race":
Katie Ledecky Hilariously Waits And Waits For Rivals To Finish In Olympic Trials Race
The swimming legend killed time at the end of the pool as she waited for the runner-up in the 1500-meter freestyle.


Safe to say it wasn’t a close one.

Swim champ Katie Ledecky won the 1500-meter freestyle race at the U.S. Olympic trials in Indianapolis on Wednesday, with a full 20 seconds to spare....

“Katie Ledecky doing @katieledecky things in the 1500m,” Team USA wrote, using a goat emoji on the video to indicate “greatest of all time.”

In a longer video of the race, Ledecky can be seen nearly a full pool length ahead of her competition as she starts her last leg.



“If there wasn’t a caption, I would have thought it was a clip of her practicing by herself,” one commenter wrote with a laughing emoji.

“Lol she had time to go win a whole different event,” wrote another.

“She got out, took a shower, ate dinner, took a nap, came back and the other swimmers were just finishing,” a third person joked.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
She finished the 1500 in 15:37.35, the fastest time in the world this year. The previous fastest time? Also Ledecky.

She set the current world record of 15:20.48 in 2018....

Ledecky had already punched her ticket to Paris in two other events, with wins in the 200 and 400 freestyle trials.
:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
She has indicated she doesn’t plan to compete in the 200 individual freestyle event at the Olympics.
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In an article about celebrities who were Olympic-level athletes, we find:

"Caitlyn Jenner competed in the Olympic decathlon twice. Representing the US in 1972, she finished tenth, but in 1976, she won the gold medal."

No, "she" didn't. A more accurate (and less annoying) statement would be "Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn), representing the US, finished 10th in 1972 and won the gold medal in 1976."

It was the "Mens Decatholon" back then, the person now known as Caitlyn was Bruce and "Bruce" is on the record books and medals. Things change, but they don't become retroactive.

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O Really wrote:
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In an article about celebrities who were Olympic-level athletes, we find:

"Caitlyn Jenner competed in the Olympic decathlon twice. Representing the US in 1972, she finished tenth, but in 1976, she won the gold medal."

No, "she" didn't. A more accurate (and less annoying) statement would be "Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn), representing the US, finished 10th in 1972 and won the gold medal in 1976."

It was the "Mens Decatholon" back then, the person now known as Caitlyn was Bruce and "Bruce" is on the record books and medals. Things change, but they don't become retroactive.
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You sure?

He sure was purty.
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Yes he was. I had occasion to meet him in the early 80s and he was gorgeous. Much prettier than her current version, even adjusting for age.

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"What are you going to do - charge me with smoking?
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Well, yes, sorta. We'll boot you off the Olympic team...

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