Heroes of the Day (Tuesday)
Katie Ledecky (USA) gold medal winner of Woman’s 1500m Freestyle and Lilly King (USA) gold medal winner and the new world record holder of Woman’s 100m Breaststroke
“I just knew I had a big night tonight and I could be happy about it. I think compared to two years ago my schedule is different, I was very happy about my 1500m swim, two years ago it was faster, but I felt pretty good, I knew I could do it again. I have not set my goals for 2020 yet. I'll try to qualify for Tokyo, I do not schedule it yet. I have to figure out what I want to do in the next couple of years. I do not feel like it is too much, I enjoy it. We miss Phelps from the team, but we could feel what he brought to the team USA. I do not really count medals, and think about these things.”
"The rivals are there obviously but they always push me. I love having pressure, I love competing, that is why I love this sport. Anytime I get to win, it is always good for me and for the country. After Rio for me, that was the next step, the world record. I think I learnt my lesson last summer regarding my 200m"