Sport Katie Ledecky swimming schedule: How to watch USA star's events live at 2021 Olympics
Olympics schedule 2021: Day-by-day TV coverage to watch Tokyo Games on NBC channels, stream online
Here's what's happening at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics today as well as a TV schedule to watch every event in the United States and Canada.During the 2016 Rio Olympics, the United States broadcast 6,755 hours of Olympic action. Canada itself produced over 2,000 hours. Each country could set new Summer Games-highs in 2021.
The most decorated women's swimmer in the world will return to the Olympics with the chance to continue to build on her already impressive resume.
In fact, at this point, most view her as a cinch to come away with some, if not all, the gold medals in events in which she competes.
The last time Ledecky was in Rio, she won four gold medals, set two world records and took home a silver medal to boot. Now, she enters the Tokyo games with 11 individual World Aquatics Championships gold medals and four individual Olympic gold medals, the most of any women's swimmer.
At just 24 years old, she is just a year older than Michael Phelps was when he set the men's record for eight gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, so she is certainly well in her prime and will be ready for a big encore performance to 2016.
The Stage Is Set for the Katie Ledecky-Ariarne Titmus 400 Free Showdown
The legendary American swimmer has never won anything but gold in Olympic individual events. Can the Australian prodigy unseat her? TOKYO — Katie Ledecky came to a stop in the media mixed zone Sunday night and, for a quick moment, craned her neck for a view of the television monitor located behind a gaggle of reporters. There were no results on the screen, but you can’t blame her for being a bit curious about what had just transpired in the pool behind her.The greatest female freestyler in history had completed her first swim of these Tokyo Olympics, rolling through the 400-meter freestyle in 4:00.45.
Sporting News has you covered with how to watch the greatest women's swimmer of all time add to her legacy.
Which events is Katie Ledecky swimming?
Ledecky has dominated the distance freestyle events throughout her career. All of her individual Olympic, World Championship and Pan Pacific Champion gold medals are from events ranging from 200 to 1500 meters. Back in 2016, she earned a silver medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay and a gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay.
This year, Ledecky will not be swimming in the 4x100 freestyle relay. She will once again be on the 4x200 freestyle relay team.
Individually, Ledecky will be competing in the 200, 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle events. She holds the current world record in the 400 (3:56.46), 800 (8:04.79) and 1500 (15:20.48). Her personal best time of 1:53.73 in the 200 is just under a second below the record of 1:52.98, set by Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini in the 2009 World Championships.
Australia's Ariarne Titmus edges Katie Ledecky by .67 seconds in thrilling 400 free final
The first showdown in the pool between rivals American Katie Ledecky and Australia's Ariarne Titmus at the Tokyo Olympics did not disappoint. Titmus came out on top of Ledecky in the absolutely thrilling 400-meter freestyle final Mon day morning in Japan (and Sunday night in Tokyo), and the race came down to the final few strokes. Ledecky opened the mid-distance final with a strong first 200, and the 24-year-old world record holder and gold medalist from the 2016 Rio Games remained in control of the first half of the race.
How to watch Olympic swimming
- TV channels: NBC | USA Network
- Live stream: NBCOlympics.com | NBCSports.com | Peacock |
NBC have the exclusive rights to all Olympic content in the U.S., and as such, it will carry all the swimming events during the 2021 Tokyo Games on its channels, including NBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, the Golf Channel, Telemundo and USA Network. All the swimming events will be carried on either NBC or the USA Network during the week.
Katie Ledecky swimming schedule
Competing in five different events, Ledecky will be on the television often for fans hoping to catch a glimpse of her latest run at history. She will be competing in the heats for each event, which will start at 6 a.m. on their scheduled mornings. The live broadcast will be carried by the USA Network, while NBC will air replays later in the afternoon. When she swims in the finals each day, NBC will broadcast the races, starting at 9:30 p.m. each night. Only the 200 freestyle, among Ledecky's events, will have a semifinal race, which will be held during the evenings along with the finals for other events.
Olympics swimming results: Katie Ledecky wins 1,500 gold, Penny Oleksiak makes Canadian history
Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights from every swimming event at the 2021 Olympics. Follow for complete results from Tuesday's races in Tokyo.The Australian star, fresh off a thrilling win against Katie Ledecky in the 400-meter freestyle, proved her freestyle prowess again in the 200, making a late run to take the gold medal in the event as Ledecky faded to fifth. Titmus set an Olympic record with her time of 1:53.50.
Those interested in streaming her races can log onto NBC platforms NBCOlympics.com, NBCSports.com or Peacock, or watch them on.
Here is the full schedule for when Ledecky will be swimming. Times are based on the.
Sunday, July 25
|Women's 400 Freestyle Heats||7:39 a.m.||USA|
|Women's 400 Freestyle Finals||10:20 p.m.||NBC|
Monday, July 26
|Women's 200 Freestyle Heats||6:02 a.m.||USA|
|Women's 1500 Freestyle Heats||7:32 a.m.||USA|
|Women's 200 Freestyle Semifinals||9:30 p.m.||NBC|
Tuesday, July 27
|Women's 200 Freestyle Finals||9:41 p.m.||NBC|
|Women's 1500 Freestyle Finals||10:54 p.m.||NBC|
Wednesday, July 28
|Women's 4x200 Freestyle Relay Heats||7:34 a.m.||USA|
|Women's 4x200 Freestyle Relay Finals||11:31 p.m.||NBC|
Thursday, July 29
|Women's 800 Freestyle Heats||6:02 a.m.||USA|
Friday, July 30
|Women's 800 Freestyle Finals||9:46 p.m.||NBC|
USA Olympics schedule 2021: How to watch Tokyo Games live, on delay in United States .
The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are here and Team USA will once again be a competitor across many of the Summer Games' 28 sports. Here's how to watch the team compete in the United States.Americans will be active in the 28 sports offered at the Summer Games. While the U.S. doesn't have a team or individual participating in every sport, they will be included in most and will be contenders per usual. As such, viewers will have plenty of opportunities to watch the U.S. in action.