USA’s Katie Ledecky Clinches the Gold Again in 200m Freestyle

August 10, 2016, 2:17 AM UTC
Swimming - Olympics: Day 4
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Women's 200m Freestyle Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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American Katie Ledecky won gold at the 200m freestyle on Tuesday, giving her a third medal at the Rio games.

Ledecky trailed after the first two turns of the race, but pulled away by the final stretch. Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom finished second, while Australia’s Emma McKeon finished third. Ledecky won with a time of 1:53:73.

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Earlier this week, Ledecky also won gold with a world-record performance during the 400m freestyle, and won silver in the 4 by 100m freestyle relay.

Ledecky is next scheduled to race Thursday in the heats for the 800m freestyle.