W400 Free: 2 Golds For Katie Ledecky As Veil Lifts On Challenge To Otto’s Olympic Six

Katie Ledecky on her way to gold No1 of a possible 6 at world titles in Budapest - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Katie Ledecky had another good day in the pool today. Two golds and counting – the 400m freestyle in a championship record of 3:58.34, then as a member of the USA’s 4x100m free quartet – the 200, 800, 1500 and 4x200m to come. Six golds: there is is, a potential match of Kristin Otto’s record among women of six gold medals at an Olympic Games. Now we see why USA Swimming was so keen to get the 1500m for women ADDED and not have it replace the traditional 800m by Tokyo 2020

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Katie Ledecky had another good day in the pool today. Two golds and counting – the 400m freestyle in a championship record of 3:58.34, then as a member of the USA’s 4x100m free quartet – the 200, 800, 1500 and 4x200m to come. Six golds: there is is, a potential match of Kristin Otto’s record among women of six gold medals at an Olympic Games. Now we see why USA Swimming was so keen to get the 1500m for women ADDED and not have it replace the traditional 800m by Tokyo 2020

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Ger

I’m being greedy, but I had hoped she might threaten her WR as she went a similar time unrested just a few weeks ago; only 3:58, come on 🙂 …….her relay split was qute slow too, and that makes me wonder is she more vulnerable in the 200 free. Did the rules obligate Ledecky’s presence, or could one of the other girls have swum? (Is swum a word?)

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