Australia’s Titmus edges Ledecky in Olympic thriller

American swimmer Katie Ledecky held a slight lead at the end of today's 400-meter freestyle, but Australian superstar Ariarne Titmus showed why many consider her one of the best sprinters in the world, zipping past Ledecky to claim gold.



July 26, 2021 - 8:39 AM

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TOKYO (AP) — Katie Ledecky strolled onto the deck first, which meant she was headed to the second spot on the medal podium.

What a strange place for her to be.

For the first time in a brilliant career, Ledecky wasn’t the first swimmer to touch the wall in an individual event at the Olympics.

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