Washington, D.C.-born, Bethesda, Maryland resident Katie Ledecky, who is now a five-time Olympic gold medalist fresh off her Olympic success in Brazil, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday night in Nationals Park when the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles play the third game of their four-game, home-and-home series in the nation’s capital.
The Nationals made the announcement this afternoon in a press release that included the highlights of the upcoming homestand.
Ledecky, of course, took home the gold medal this month in the Women's 200m freestyle, Women's 800m freestyle, Women's 400m freestyle and the Women's 4x200m freestyle relay in the recently-completed 2016 Brazil Olympics.
Her Twitter bio pretty much says it all:
2012 & 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimmer- 5x Gold, 1x Silver. 13x World Record Breaker in 400m, 800m, and 1500m free. NCAP. Stone Ridge '15. Stanford.
Taking in the Closing Ceremonies from home! Thank you Rio for giving us a very special Games! pic.twitter.com/Lq2e1eOZJ7— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) August 21, 2016