"I'm excited to see what he can do," Ledecky told the AP by phone in between classes at her high school in Maryland. "Definitely, it'll bring some more energy to swimming again."
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"It's just for his own personal kind of thing," she said. "He's already done so much. Whether he adds a couple more gold medals or not, what he's done has been so incredible, whatever he does next should be accepted by all."
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