Katie Ledecky will always remember Aug. 3 as the date she won her first Olympic gold medal, at age 15 in 2012.
Now, she can also associate it with the time she created another kind of buzz on social media.
The five-time Olympic champion posted video of her swimming the length of a pool while balancing a glass of chocolate milk on her head. Barely any, if any, milk spilled into the pool.
Ledecky swam as part of a new got milk? ad campaign.
“Hoooowww nervous were you when you did this?!” fellow Olympic champion and training partner Simone Manuel asked Ledecky on Instagram.
“I have never braced my core so hard,” Ledecky wrote. “It’s a great drill!”
“Try doing it breaststroke,” British Olympic 100m breaststroke champion and world-record holder Adam Peaty wrote.
“Is it wrong of me to think this is even more impressive than a few of your WR’s?!!!” wrote 1992 Olympic champion Summer Sanders.
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— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) August 3, 2020