Sport Katie Ledecky swimming schedule: How to watch USA star's events live at 2021 Olympics
When do the Olympics start? Opening ceremony date, time, schedule for 2021 Tokyo Games
The 2021 Olympic opening ceremony will be a fun but poignant moment as the athletes of the world finally get to gather together in Tokyo and compete.After such a long wait, athletes and fans alike are excited about the event. There will be some soccer and softball action going on before the Olympics begin, but the opening ceremony will mark the official start of the 2021 Summer Games.
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|
Olympics live schedule: Today’s events, how to watch online, stream start times, TV channels for Tuesday .
The Tokyo Olympics are live now and NBC Sports has you covered with how to watch and live stream every event. Keep reading to find the Olympics live stream schedule for this morning, afternoon and tonight including times, sports, live events, medals count, TV channels, streaming links and more. For a full live streaming schedule and to see what Olympic events are on right now, check out the NBC Olympics live schedule page. Tokyo Olympics medal count As of Tuesday morning, the United States has 73 total medals including 24 gold, 28 silver and 21 bronze. China is in second place with 69 total medals while ROC has 52.