You’ve got most likely heard the title Ledecky.
Katie Ledecky is the two-time Olympian and six-time medalist — she gained 4 golds and a silver in 2016 in Rio — who simply certified for her third Summer season Video games. There’s additionally Jon Ledecky, the co-owner of the Islanders. And, yep, he is her uncle.
“I really like the Islanders,” she mentioned just a few days in the past in Omaha, Neb., the place she certified for Tokyo on the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. “I’ve watched, I believe, virtually each regular-season recreation this yr. Through the pandemic, I made certain I used to be capable of watch the video games as a result of it offered a little bit little bit of leisure. So I’m an enormous fan of the crew and I’ll be cheering them on.”
The Islanders are taking part in within the 2021 Stanley Cup semifinals in opposition to the Lightning. They misplaced Sport 3 on the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday and now path the collection 2-1. The winner of the best-of-seven collection will play for Lord Stanley’s Cup in opposition to the Canadiens or Golden Knights. Jon Ledecky turned a minority proprietor in 2014 earlier than turning into a majority proprietor in 2016.
Katie Ledecky gained the 200-meter freestyle and the 1,500-freestyle on Wednesday. She’s additionally certified for the 400-meter freestyle on the Tokyo Olympics.