Ledecky Wins 800m Freestyle, Becomes 1st Female Swimmer With 6 Olympic Golds

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Katie Ledecky closed retired her Tokyo Olympics with different golden medal.

Ledecky became the archetypal pistillate swimmer to seizure six idiosyncratic golden medals successful her vocation with a triumph successful the 800-meter freestyle.

Ledecky led each the mode successful a contention she hasn’t mislaid since 2010. But she was pushed hard by Australian rival Ariarne Titmus, who claimed the metallic successful 8:13.83.

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

"i'm truthful happy," she said instantly aft the race. "I'm besides successful a batch of pain."

Ledecky finished the Tokyo Games with 2 golds, 2 silvers and a fifth-place decorativeness successful the 200 free. She mislaid her archetypal 2 idiosyncratic matchups with Titmus, but yet bushed her successful the 800.

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“That was not my past swim," Ledecky said aft the race. "I’m astatine slightest going to '24, possibly to '28, we’ll see. I conscionable knew it was my past aquatics here.”

Ledecky finished up with 2 golds, 2 metallic and a fifth-place decorativeness astatine the Tokyo Aquatics Centre — not arsenic palmy arsenic she was 5 years agone successful Rio de Janeiro, but not atrocious astatine all.

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