With the US Figure Skating Championships taking place this week, LeDuc could be about to skate their way straight to Beijing this winter.
Should the Iowa native join Team USA for the Winter Olympics, their achievement will go down in history – regardless of how they perform.
Speaking on NBC Sports’ ‘My New Favorite Olympian’ podcast, LeDuc said that it’s not something they take lightly. “For me, as a person that exists and really thrives outside of the binary, it can be very complicated sometimes,” they explained. “There are going to be the people that don’t understand it or would be very quick to push me back into the box of, you know, they look at me, they see that I have a beard or they look at maybe my physical characteristics and say, ‘You’re a boy.