Saturday, July 31, 2021

My little photo opportunity with Katie Ledecky tonight

This evening there was a small press conference with Katie Ledecky. She just won her third straight 800 Free (2012 in London, 2016 in Rio and here in Tokyo) and raised her medal count to an impressive ten.

I photographed the press conference and kept thinking "I really need to get a shot of her with her medals and without her mask". She answered questions from the press for about half an hour and then was preparing to go back to the athletes village. 

Luckily, she was open to have a photo taken without the mask, and holding her medals up. I took this one first...

...and then I asked her if she could step forward (away from the background) to get this shot. As one of the press said, "that necklace looks pretty nice on you!"

Congratulations to Katie for an amazing achievement. I look forward to seeing her again in Paris in 2024!


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A superb photo of a great athlete enjoying one of the best days of her life. You captured the essence of her being at the top of her game!!!!