Like everyone else, Katie Ledecky was forced to shelve her plans when the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Ledecky is still working toward making a big splash at this summer’s delayed Tokyo Games. Ledecky will take a measure of herself when she returns to national competition on Wednesday for the first time in a year.
The best gathering of U.S. swim stars in one year takes place this week, three months before the Olympic Trials, live on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.
Iranian female Olympic medal winner Kimia Alizadeh has been granted refugee status in Germany and aims to compete in the Olympic Refugee Team under a white flag in Tokyo this summer. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics, fled to Germany last year after several offers to compete for the Netherlands, Canada, Belgium and Bulgaria. "Taekwondo changed my life," Alizadeh told Reuters.