Katie Ledecky is an American competition swimmer, four-time Olympic gold medalist, and nine-time world champion. She is the current world-record holder in the 400-, 800-, and 1,500-meter freestyle. At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, her first senior national competition, Ledecky made the Olympic team by placing first in the Women’s 800m freestyle with a time of 8:19.78.
Ledecky began the 2016 Summer Olympics by swimming in the heats of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Swimming the anchor leg, Ledecky recorded a split of 52.64 and helped the American team finish second overall in the heats with the time of 3:33.59.
Ledecky earned her first medal of the Games, a silver, by again swimming the anchor leg in the 4×100-meter freestyle. In the final, Ledecky recorded a split of 52.79 and together with Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, and Dana Vollmer the American team finished behind Australia with a time of 3:31.89, a new national record.
In her first individual event at the Games, the 400-meter freestyle, Ledecky qualified first in the heats with a time of 3:58.71, an Olympic record. In the final, Ledecky won the gold medal in a world record time of 3:56:46, almost 5 seconds ahead of her closest competitor, Jazmin Carlin the silver medalist, at 4:01:23.
Ledecky won her second gold medal in the 200 meter freestyle with a personal best time of 1:53.73, beating Sarah Sjöström by 0.35 seconds.
Ledecky claimed her third gold at Rio in the Women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Swimming the anchor leg, Ledecky recorded a 1:53:74 split and led the U.S. Team along with Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith, and Maya DiRado to victory with a time of 7:43:03.
Last Records in Women’s 800m Freestyle swimming:-
World Record:-8:06.68 , USA by LEDECKY Katie Austin, TX 2016
Olympic Record:- 8:14.10, GBR by ADLINGTON Rebecca in Beijing 2008
Katie Ledecky did:-8:12:86
Heats Results of Women’s 800m Freestyle swimming:-