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Review: Katie Ledecky — Queen of the 2018 Winter National Championships (Includes first-hand account)

The competition took place at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. On November 30, Ledecky secured a first place win in the women’s 200 meter freestyle with a time of 1:55.32. On November 29, Ledecky won first place in the Women’s 400 meter freestyle with a time of 4:00.35; moreover, on November 28, Ledecky claimed first place in the women’s 800 meter freestyle with a time of 8:14.40.

Speaking of her 800 meter freestyle swim, Ledecky won 14 seconds faster than the second place finisher, Ashley Twichell. As a result, Ledecky automatically qualifies of the U.S. Olympic trials in 2020.

At the 2018 Golden Goggle Awards, which took place in New York City on November 19, as Digital Journal reported, Ledecky took home the “Female Athlete of the Year” award.

Ledecky is a six-time Olympic medalist, with five gold medals to her credit and one silver medal. In her accomplished career, she has set 14 world records in swimming.

Read More: Digital Journal chatted with Katie Ledecky on the red carpet of the 2018 Golden Goggle Awards.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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