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Katie Ledecky Reflects on Crying on the Podium in Rio

Katie Ledecky holds onto her four gold medals on her neck while heading to a taping on the beach during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Saturday (August 13) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 19-year-old swimmer joined swimmer Maya DiRado, archer Brady Ellison and shot put gold medalist Michelle Carter at the taping for NBC, where they were seen doing a limbo under the Olympic Rings.

“I’ve had a lot of fun—I don’t know why I’m crying!” Katie shared after her big win last night, where she shattered her own record. “There were nights when I would go to bed and think about this day and how much fun I’ve had these past four years, and I would start crying right then. I just wanted to make this week count and have fun with it.”

She added, “It’s just been a heck of a week, and I’m glad to be a part of it. It’s a team that I’m always going to be really close with.”

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Katie Ledecky Leads Team U.S.A. to Gold in 4x200m Freestyle Relay at Rio Olympics 2016!

Katie Ledecky celebrates after winning the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Wednesday (August 10) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 19-year-old swimmer was joined by her teammates Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith, and Maya DiRado as they won over Australia in second and Canada in third place.

The final time was 7:43.03. Congrats to the whole team!

This is Katie‘s third medal of the games so far, also winning in the Women’s 4Ă—100m Freestyle and Women’s 200m Freestyle.

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