Katie Ledecky claims gold in Olympic debut of 1500-meter race

NEW: U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky claims gold in the Olympic debut of the women’s 1500-meter freestyle race.

7/28/2021 6:22:00 AM

NEW: U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky claims gold in the Olympic debut of the women’s 1500-meter freestyle race.

The win, her first in Tokyo, marks six career golds for the the star swimmer. Team USA's Erica Sullivan came in second.

Tom Pennington / Getty ImagesJuly 28, 2021, 2:22 AM UTC/July 28, 2021, 3:25 AM UTCByPhil HelselAbout an hour after she was shut out of the medal podium for the first time ever in her Olympic career, U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky claimed gold in the Olympic debut of the women’s 1500-meter freestyle race.

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The star swimmer took the lead in the event and never lost it. Team USA's Erica Sullivan came in second with the silver.Ledecky's first gold medal of the Tokyo Games is her sixth career gold.Her win came after losing two shorter races to Australia's Ariarne Titmus in the Games, including the 200-meter freestyle earlier Wednesday.

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Katie Ledecky looks for gold in Olympic debut of 1500-meter raceAustralia's Ariarne Titmus claimed her second gold with a win in the 200-meter freestyle, chasing down Hong Kong's Siobhan Bernadette Haughey. She won her first by beating Ledecky. How did you guys get everything wrong lol

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