Katie Ledecky Olympics Odds: Ledecky Only Favored in 2 of 4 Individual Events

The latest Katie Ledecky Olympic odds have Ledceky favored in only two of her four individual events
Brian Good
Fri, July 23, 1:22 PM EDT

Katie Ledecky Olympics Odds: Ledecky Only Favored in 2 of 4 Individual Events

If you have any interest in the great American Olympians of our time, swimming or just greatness is sports, you know who Katie Ledecky is. She is one of the best, if not THE best female Olympic swimmer of all time, and she has a chance to pass Jenny Thompson for most swimming gold medals by a woman ever.

But, it may surprise some people to find out that, while Ledecky is expected to swim in four individual events, she is only favored to win two of them. In the past, Ledecky has seemed unbeatable. But, is it possible she looks human in the pool this time around?

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Katie Ledecky Olympics Schedule: What Events Does Katie Ledecky Race In?

Katie Ledecky has qualified for four individual events:

  • 200-meter Freestyle
  • 400-meter Freestyle
  • 800-meter Freestyle
  • 1500-meter Freestyle

View Katie Ledecky’s potential Olympics schedule below:

4X100m freestyle, heats — July 24

4X100m freestyle, final — July 24

400m freestyle, heats — July 25

400m freestyle, final — July 25

200m freestyle, heats — July 26

1500m freestyle, heats — July 26

200m freestyle, semis — July 26

200m freestyle, final — July 27

1500m freestyle, final — July 27

4X200m freestyle, heats — July 28

4X200m freestyle, final — July 28

800m freestyle, heats — July 29

800m freestyle, final — July 30

View OddsChecker's latest Olympics odds here.

Katie Ledecky Olympics Odds

Katie Ledecky won her first gold medal at the old age of 15-years old. It’s impossible to know what it feels like to be the best swimmer in the world at such a young age, but that was her reality.

Then, in 2016, Katie Ledecky burst onto the scene. She won four gold medals, three of which came in individual events, and a silver in the 4x100 freestyle relay.

The last time we saw Ledecky on an international stage came at the 2019 World Championships. Her performance could be categorized as disappointing, for her, as she won gold in the 800-meter free, silver in the 400 meter free and another silver in a relay. But, it was revealed that she was battling illness the entire time she was at worlds and was even forced to withdraw from the 1500-meter freestyle, her signature event, at the 400-meter free.

So, what do Katie Ledecky’s Olympic odds look like? The rule of thumb with Ledecky is the longer the race, the shorter her odds. She absolutely dominates long distance swims.  She’s the favorite to 800-meter freestyle at -370 and a massive -550 favorite in the 1500-meter free. But, in the 200 and 400 meter freestyle, it’s Australian Ariane Titmus that is favored at -220 and -190, respectively.

Katie Ledecky’s 200-Meter Freestyle Odds: +270

Katie Ledecky’s 400-Meter Butterfly Odds: +130

Katie Ledecky’s 800-Meter Butterfly Odds: -320

Katie Ledecky’s 1500-Meter Butterfly Odds: -550

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