It’s it is time to pencil Katie Ledecky’s name into the record book. The 19-year-old superstar freestyle swimmer transformed in perhaps her most finest race of these Olympics, grabbing gold in her weakest single event of the week, the women’s 200-meter freestyle.
Ledecky earned in 1:53.73, a bruising time in a bruising race. She edged out Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, who ended in 1:54.08. Australia's Emma McKeon take the bronze. That which was perhaps biggest was the final 25 meters or so, as Ledecky dug deep to fend off Sjostrom’s final push