August 15, 2012
Resident Strikes Gold in London
County Executive Ike Leggett spoke for all County residents when he extended public appreciation to Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky for her gold medal swim at the London 2012 Olympics:
"As the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic Team, Katie Ledecky’s extraordinary performance in the 800-meter freestyle swimming event not only won her a much deserved Olympic gold medal but has inspired an entire nation of young athletes who will work even harder to reach their own goals of excellence.
"On behalf of Montgomery County, I congratulate Katie on her gold medal win and want her to know how proud we are that she and her family call our community home."