Katie Ledecky

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Ireland’s Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan rowed their way to gold in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Show me the medals. Gold medals preferably, them being the first and seemingly true measure of success on this Olympic stage every four years or in th(...)

Emma McKeon: the Australian made history by becoming the first woman swimmer to win seven medals in a single Games – four of them gold, including the 50 and 100 speed double. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/ via Getty Images

If anyone feared that Olympic swimming would lose its lustre without Michael Phelps in the pool, the Tokyo Games proved the sport can thrive even with(...)

Katie Ledecky of the United States leads the field in the  800m freestyle final at the  2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

There is a photograph from the 2016 Olympics that captures the true extent of Katie Ledecky’s superiority over her competition. As the 19-year-old is (...)

Gold medalist Simone Biles during the Women’s Floor Exercise final at the Rio Olympic Arena on Tuesday night. Photograph: David Davies/PA

A new Sports Illustrated cover, out on Tuesday, featured Simone Biles posing with her fellow multi-medallists Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky. Their (...)

Cody Miller, Michael Phelps and Ryan Murphy of the United States celebrate winning gold in the Men’s 4x100m medley relay final. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

The United States had never failed to take the gold in the men’s 4x100 medley relay at a non-boycotted Summer Games, and it was not about to end the s(...)

USA’s Michael Phelps and  Caeleb Dressel encourage a team-mate during the Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay final. Photograpgh:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

In retrospect, it seemed inevitable: Michael Phelps displaying that famous crooked grin and yet another Olympic gold medal, the 19th of a life that pr(...)

America’s Katie Ledecky smashed the world record on her way to gold medal in the 400m freestyle in Rio. Photograph: Getty

By early Monday morning it was hard to know which was the more indelible image for the US on a Sunday that had brought so much disappointment in its f(...)

Shane Ryan finished eighth in this 100m backstroke semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

Another night of record-breaking history inside the Olympic pool, and for Shane Ryan, being a part of it all was a worthy enough achievement it itself(...)

Katie Ledecky: will probably stand alongside gymnast Simone Biles and Usain Bolt in making the Rio games her own. Photograph: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

What a place to find yourself at 15 years of age. Your first international swimming race and you are in London, at the Olympics, in a final, in a swi(...)

Gold medal winner Katie Ledecky reacts after the Women’s 200m Freestyle final during the FINA Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Katie Ledecky’s bid to become the first swimmer to win four individual freestyle titles at a world championships remained on track as the American cla(...)