• Politicians, Athletes, and More Celebrate Katie Ledecky After Historic Olympic Win

    1 month ago - By Pop Sugar

    With her recent Tokyo Olympic wins, Katie Ledecky is on her way to catching Michael Phelps 's medal record. On July 27, the 24-year-old became the first-ever gold medalist in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle final at the Tokyo Olympics. This is the first time that women have been able to compete in the 1,500-meter race, although it's been a men's event since the 1908 Summer Olympics. Her recent win brings her career Olympic medals to a total of 10 , with six of them being for individual events. Katie now has more individual Olympic gold medals than any other woman in the history of the...
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  • 6 Things to Know About Sprinter Gabby Thomas, Who Could Win Gold in Tokyo

    6 Things to Know About Sprinter Gabby Thomas, Who Could Win Gold in Tokyo

    1 month ago - By Pop Sugar

    When she isn't studying or hanging out in sunny Austin, TX, sprinter Gabby Thomas is casually making history. At the US Olympic Trials, Thomas clocked the third-fastest 200-meter sprint of all time, behind only the legendary Florence Griffith-Joyner, who notched the first and second best times in 1988. This makes Thomas the second-fastest woman in the history of her sport .
    The 24-year-old Harvard graduate is originally from Atlanta, moved to Northampton, MA, and now lives in Texas, where she's working toward her master's degree in public health from the University of Texas. In 2018, she...
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