Katie Ledecky wona million gold medals (actually 4) in Rioand set the world record for the 800m. Not only that, Ledeckyfulfilled her lifelong dream of winning her first gold medal in 2012 at the London Olympicswhen SHE WAS ONLY 15 YEARS OLD.
(For perspective, when I was 15, the only dream I was busy following was my dream of seeing at least one boob in person.)
And yet, as The Daily Mail points out, during this entire time, Ledecky and her family couldnt get into the local swimming club in their neighborhood. Only just now, after 15 years of waiting, they have finally been allowed into the exclusive club which, apparently, requires you to have more than one measly gold medal.