U.S. Olympic champ Ledecky takes NY victory lap

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May 8, 2002
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LOCATION: EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, NEW YORKOlympic champion Katie Ledecky takes a victory lapThe U.S. swimmer won two gold and two silver medals in Tokyomaking her the swimming world's most decorated womanNAME: KATIE LEDECKY, U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMER"I was very happy. I'm still very happy and just trying to let it all sink in and I don't know if even the 2012 Olympics that I competed in, if that has even sunk in fully yet."The swimming champion is known for her rivalry with Australia's Ariarne TitmusTheir contest is dubbed the 'duel in the pool'The Australian won the 400m and 200m freestyleBut Ledecky came out top in the 800m freestyle race"I think it brings out the best in each of us, each of my competitors, myself. There's so many great competitors from around the world. And it was great to finally have the opportunity to race each other"Ledecky has her sights now set on the 2024 Olympics in Paris

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