Wednesday will mark 100 days until the opening ceremonies at the Summer Olympics in Rio, and a local swimmer is ready to compete for her country again.
Bethesda, Maryland, native Katie Ledecky rose to fame in the 2012 games when she won her first gold. She has since become the world record holder in three different races. The opportunity to represent the United States is what she says drives her.
“I have fun setting high goals and working towards those, and I have fun every day in practice training with really hard-working teammates,” says Ledecky. “So as long as swimming is still fun for me, I think I can continue to improve, and it’s just been a lot of fun competing internationally and having the opportunity to represent my country.”