WASHINGTON — Swimming legend and Bethesda, Maryland, native Katie Ledecky is about to make a very public appearance in the nation’s capital.
Ledecky is set to throw out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Nationals game, when the team hosts the Baltimore Orioles. It’s not the first time she’s done so, but she’s garnered quite a bit more fame since she did it in 2014.
Tommy and Kelly of The Tommy Show will be at the game to witness the first pitch. Listen to them chat about Ledecky below.
But her swim coach says she has “borderline poor athleticism,” according to The Washington Post’s Kelyn Soong.
The Sports Junkies debated Ledecky’s athleticism on Wednesday morning, which seems preposterous considering she is arguably the greatest swimmer in history, but her form on the pitch is less than impressive, and her own coach would know her better than most.
Nobody is arguing she’s one of the most talented swimmers ever. But swimming and pitching are very different motions, and, come on, she can’t be great at everything.
As the Junkies declare, she’s an American hero.