Katie Ledecky becomes 1st woman since 1968 to sweep 200, 400 & 800 in single Olympics – Rio 2016

Katie Ledecky is such a pain to film because if you keep the camera on her you loose everyone else, it just isn’t fair.

Katie Ledecky made history by shattering the world record and the field in 800m freestyle.

How unfair is it to race against Ledecky you ask?. Ledecky finished 11-plus minutes ahead of silver medalist Jazz Carlin of Great Britain, who posted a time of 8:16.17. Taking bronze was Boglarka Kapas of Hungary, who finished in 8:16.37. The separation between Carlin and eight-place finisher Sarah Kohler of Germany (8:27.75) was smaller than that between Ledecky and Carlin by nearly two seconds.

You see how filming her can be a pain now, you lose the rest of the field.

This is what I mean if you keep the camera on her, then you wont have anyone else in the frame.

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USA Defends The 4X200m Freestyle And Takes Gold In Rio – Rio 2016

Freestyle queen Katie Ledecky made sure of her third swimming gold medal of the Rio Olympics, and fourth of her career, after anchoring the U.S. women to victory in the 4×200 metres freestyle relay on Wednesday.

Australia, who led until Ledecky hit the water, took silver and Canada the bronze.

The U.S. were the defending champions but only Allison Schmitt, who swam the leadoff leg in Rio, was in the race lineup from that London 2012 golden quartet that also beat Australia into second place.

Leah Smith and Maya DiRado swam second and third respectively before Ledecky, brought home the gold with a typically powerful swim from behind.


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Katie Ledecky of the United States broke her own world record – Rio 2016

“It feels really good. I’m pumped. I was so close to breaking it (this morning),” Ledecky said. “I felt good throughout. The swim was almost identical to this morning, but with a bit more pop on the last lap. It’s pure happiness.”

It was the sixth world record to fall in just two days of competition at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. If you were a photographer you had to mark your spot by 10AM or there would be no spots left. That was the buzz at the pool in Rio.

Ledecky, who had come close to the record in the morning heats, led from start to finish to set a new mark of three minutes, 56.46 seconds, shaving 1.91 seconds off the previous best she set in Australia two years ago.

The 19-year-old is also overwhelming favorite to take the 800 meters freestyle, in which she won gold in London four years ago, and is also competing in the 200m freestyle.

If she wins all three, Ledecky – who also won a silver in the 4×100 freestyle relay on Saturday – will be the first women to achieve the feat since American Debbie Meyer at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968.


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