For superstar US swimmer Katie Ledecky, a five-time Olympic gold medalist who has broken 14 world records, the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games because of the coronavirus pandemic was disappointing, “but it was certainly the right call,” she told CNN on Thursday.
“I think we all expected it, as we saw how things were going around the world, and here in the US a lot of athletes weren’t able to train, and we could see in the future that was going to be the case,” Ledecky said.
“And it doesn’t really make sense to bring everyone from around the world together in the middle of a pandemic.”
Like others, Ledecky was scrambling to find a place to swim. But while she normally trains at Stanford, everything in the Bay Area is closed down, she said. (Text and photo CNN)