In the Rio Olympics, Sjostorm started her wins with a 100-meter butterfly setting a world record. She is the closest competition to Ledeckey, she won medals of all colors in Rio having had a successful week in Rio.

2. KATINKA HOSSZU (Hungary)KATINKA HOSSZU

Katinka Hosszu also known as the iron lady she has had a successful swimming career. She opened the Rio Brazil Olympics by coming in with nearly a tenth of the 400-meter individual medley competition.

All in all, she came in at first place thrice and at the 2nd place once to win a silver.

Katinka got her first world record in 2015 in the 200 IM before proceeding to the Olympics in Rio where she won 4 medals.

1. KATIE LEDECKEY (USA)KATIE LEDECKEY

Katie Ledeckey has been Ledecky is a 19-year-old swimmer from the USA. Katie has had no failure in an international race in her life thus has been named the female swimmer of the year 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

She’s competed in 15 international races in her career excluding the Olympics and won a gold every time. Impressive don’t you think? Ledecky is a swimming superstar, she started her run of dominance and taking up the tier in the sport when she was only 15 years old in the London Olympics.

She cruised to a win in the 800-meter freestyle and won a gold. In the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Ledecky did not disappoint, she took home 5 golds when she made history by making a finish of the 200-400800 meters which is known as the “Ledecky Slam“.

Conclusion

Swimming is a very competitive sport where you’ll find the most accomplished swimmers during a particular year will probably not be the same to take up the high tier medals in the next year.

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