Katie Ledecky in the 200 Freestyle Today

Katie Ledecky swims the 200 freestyle final tonite, with a chance for her second gold medal of the Rio Olympics, after winning the 400 freestyle a few nights ago. She is probably a co-favorite with Sweden’s Sarah Sjoström. Should Ledecky win the 200 tonite, she will become the 3rd woman, and 6th swimmer, to double in the 200-400 freestyle at the same Olympic Games. The others are:

Name Gender NOC Year
Debbie Meyer F USA 1968
Shane Gould F AUS 1972
Yevgeny Sadovy M EUN 1992
Danyon Loader M NZL 1996
Ian Thorpe M AUS 2004

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