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Katie Ledecky wins 2nd Tokyo gold in 800 free

She becomes the first female swimmer to capture six individual gold medals in her career.
Kathleen Ledecky, of United States, celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 800-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.
Kathleen Ledecky, of United States, celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 800-meter freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. [ JAE C. HONG | AP ]
Published Jul. 31

Katie Ledecky has closed out her Tokyo Olympics with another gold medal.

Ledecky became the first female swimmer to capture six individual gold medals in her career with a victory in the 800-meter freestyle.

Ledecky led all the way in a race she hasn’t lost since 2010. But she was pushed hard by Australian rival Ariarne Titmus, who claimed the silver in 8:13.83.

The bronze went to Italy’s Simona Quadarella in 8:18.35.

Ledecky finished the Tokyo Games with two golds, two silvers and a fifth-place finish in the 200 free. She lost her first two individual matchups with Titmus, but finally beat her in the 800.