Katie Ledecky passes Michael Phelps for many particular person golds at world championships

FUKUOKA, Japan— Right here’s why Katie Ledecky is likely one of the biggest freestyle swimmers within the historical past of the game. She’s by no means fairly happy.

The 26-year-old American received the 800-freestyle on Saturday on the World Aquatics Championships to turn into the primary swimmer to win six golds in the identical occasion on the worlds. It was additionally her sixteenth particular person world title, breaking a tie with legendary Michael Phelps for essentially the most golds on the worlds.

She’s additionally a seven-time Olympic gold medalist and the file holder in each the 800 and 1,500.