Ledecky eclipsed Phelps’ tally of 15 world swimming titles at the 2023 World Aquatic Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, in July. The 26-year-old finished first in the 800-meter freestyle, an event she was won an incredible six times in a row.
“It felt great. It was so much fun to represent Team USA at the international level again,” Ledecky told CNN’s The Source with Kaitlan Collins. “I’ve been doing it for a while now and it just doesn’t get old, it doesn’t get old winning a gold medal for Team USA.”