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Ledecky wins her second gold at Tokyo 2020 in women’s 800m freestyle

This is the fourth medal for Ledecky at Tokyo 2020, as the 24-year-old freestyle specialist had her first gold at Tokyo 2020 over the 1,500m distance following two silvers.

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Tokyo: World record holder Kathleen Ledecky of the United States added another gold to her colletion, winning the women’s 800m freestyle here on Saturday.

The defending champion enjoyed a safe lead before touching home in eight minutes and 12.57 seconds

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This is the fourth medal for Ledecky at Tokyo 2020, as the 24-year-old freestyle specialist had her first gold at Tokyo 2020 over the 1,500m distance following two silvers.

Ariarne Titmus of Australia, gold winners in 200m and 400m freestyle, took the silver despite a late comeback effort in 8:13.83 and European champion Simona Quadarella of Italy won the bronze in 8:18.35.

China’s Wang Jianjiahe, 19, finished fifth with a time of 8:21.93.

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