Video Of Katie Ledecky Winning 17th Gold Medal At World Championships Is Laughably Dominant

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  • When it comes to female swimmers, Katie Ledecky has a legitimate case to be named the G.O.A.T.
  • She won her 17th World Championship gold medal on Monday and it wasn’t even close.
  • Her margin of victory was so big that the video of her win is truly hilarious.

There are very few swimmers who are as dominant as Katie Ledecky. She extended her own record with her 17th world title on Monday and did so in definitive fashion.

Ledecky’s commanding lead was so absurd that the vast majority of the video of her victory is her waiting for a second-place finisher. It’s a consistent theme throughout her career and it never gets old.

Monday’s gold medal came in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. She never looked threatened — not even for a moment — and won by 14.74 seconds.

Ledecky also won the even in 2013, 2015 and 2017, and has at least four world titles in each of the 1,500, 800 and 400-meter freestyle events. It’s truly ridiculous how incredible of a swimmer that she is.

Video posted by NBC of Ledecky’s winning swim on Monday is comically dominant.

The 28-second video has only eight seconds of Ledecky’s swim. The next 15 seconds show Ledecky at the wall, waiting for second-place finisher Katie Grimes (a 16-year-old American) to wrap up her swim.

Ledecky is so good that she could have likely swam another length of the pool in that same timeframe and still been in contention for a first-place finish. There is not another competitor even remotely in sight as she touches the wall for her 17th World Championship gold medal.

Ledecky continues to make a legitimate case as the greatest swimmer of all-time and it’s extremely hard to give that title to anyone else. Especially after Monday’s dominant win.