Watch Katie Ledecky Swim a Lap While Balancing a Glass of Milk on Her Head

Mike Darling
·2 mins read

From Men's Health

With the Tokyo Olympics on hold until at least 2021, many Olympians have been keeping themselves—and their fans—entertained by showing off their strength while performing viral Instagram stunts. In April, for instance, American gymnast Simone Biles leveled up the handstand challenge by removing her sweatpants while holding a free handstand. That same month, Russian swimmer Yuliya Efimova showed off her core strength while ‘swimming’ while holding her torso in mid-air as she dangled over the edge of her kitchen counter.

Proving that these stunts don’t need to be limited to dry land, however, 23-year-old Olympic legend Katie Ledecky pulled off an impressive feat of her own on Monday. In a now viral Instagram post, the five-time Olympic gold medalist fills a glass with chocolate milk, sets it on top of her head, and swims the entire length of the pool—all without spilling a drop.

In a cheeky caption, which was a branded post for the GotMilk campaign, she added, “Possibly one of the greatest swims of my career!” Ledecky also challenged fans to do their own version of the stunt on TikTok, asking, “What can you do without spilling a drop?”

In the comments, several of Ledecky's fellow Olympians were quick to chime in. “Seriously, is it wrong of me to think this is even more impressive than a few of your WR’s?!” wrote TV host and former Olympic champion Summer Sanders. Meanwhile, 11-time world champion Adam Peaty is already looking for Lidecky to raise the stakes: “Try doing it breaststroke,” he wrote. Watch Ledecky pull off the stunt here:

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