Katie Ledecky wins 1500m freestyle for her 6th career Olympic gold medal and first in Tokyo 2020

Ledeky, who holds the world record of 1500m, came to this event as a big favorite. It is her sixth Olympic gold medal in her career, and she now holds eight overall Olympic medals all time, having won silver in the 400-meter freestyle final earlier in these games.

This is the first time the women’s 1500 meters is an Olympic event. Ledecky set the Olympic record in the event during the heat.

American Erica Sullivan won the silver medal, while Sarah Kohler from Germany took bronze.

Earlier in the day, Ledecky failed to medal in the 200-meter freestyle final and finished fifth.

Gold went to Ariarne Titmus from Australia with a time of 1:53:50, an Olympic record. Titmus had bested Ledecky for gold earlier in these Olympics when she won the 400-meter final final where Ledecky finished with the silver.

The 200-meter silver went to Siobhan Haughey – the first medal in swimming at the Hong Kong Olympics. Penny Oleksiak from Canada won the bronze medal.

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