She was a veteran winner, but she was going to do something brand new and exciting -- she had been going to get involved in the introduction 1,500-meter freestyle event in the U.S. Olympic trials.
Ledecky had a calmness about her, as she had done this a thousand times. And in a sense, she's. She possesses the 11 fastest 1,500-meter free occasions in the background of this function.
From the 1,500-meter freestyle U.S. Olympic swim trials, Ledecky dominated the raceand if she touched at 15:40:50, not one other swimmer was around the monitor. Ledecky's 15:40:50 end time was the fastest in the world this season.
"The guys have experienced a mile in the Olympics because 1908... and today we have finally got you," she stated in the pool-side media interview. "I am simply thankful we have the moment, that is a wonderful measure," she added in the post-event summit.
Ledecky came here in order to establish a point.
Following a blistering start by adolescent Bella Sims, Ledecky retreated away, completing at 1:55:11, maybe not her strongest performance by way (Australia's Ariarne Titmus submitted a far greater time -- 1:53:09 -- from the Australian Olympic Trials compared ).