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USA's Katie Ledecky Three-Peats And Wins Olympic Gold Again In 800 Meter Freestyle

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Katie Ledecky of Team United States reacts after winning gold in the Women's 800m Freestyle at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Saturday.
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Katie Ledecky of Team United States reacts after winning gold in the Women's 800m Freestyle at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Saturday.

TOKYO — American swimmer Katie Ledecky is once again the Olympic champion at the 800 meter freestyle.

She touched the wall first at 8:12.57, besting her Australian rival Ariarne Titmus who cruised to silver at 8:13.83. Italy's Simona Quadarella took the bronze. American Katie Grimes was fourth.

It was Ledecky's second individual gold at the Tokyo Olympics after her win in the 1,500 meter freestyle. She won silver behind Titmus in the 400 meter freestyle.

Ledecky won Olympic gold in the 800 meter freestyle in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

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