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Katie Ledecky: My legs felt like jelly after the heat but victory overshadowed all these feelings

R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya
04.08.2015, 20:32 Sport
US swimmer and world record setter in the women’s 1500m freestyle heat, Katie Ledecky, shared her thoughts after winning the world title at the FINA World Championships in Kazan.

“Today has been a very tough day for me. I have competed in two heats at once. Nevertheless I was ready for it and I am so glad that I’ve nailed it. Why am I still strong enough? It is all about mental approach alongside numerous training sessions. I was ready for two consecutive heats from the very beginning. It was something new for me and I really wanted to see where it would bring me to. Though it was quite difficult for me I guess I managed to do it despite the fact that I was competing with quite strong swimmers. Moreover my seventh position in the prelims put sort of pressure on me. I’m happy that it’s all in the past now. How do I feel? After the heat my legs felt like jelly and my arms were aching. Although all these feelings pale into insignificance when you are fully overwhelmed with joy after winning the race,” said Katie Ledecky.

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