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Kathleen Ledecky wins 1500m freestyle gold

Five-time Olympic champion Kathleen Ledecky of the United States won her first gold in Tokyo in the women's 1,500m freestyle competition here on Wednesday.

Kathleen Ledecky wins 1500m freestyle gold

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 July 2021 6:00 AM GMT

TOKYO: Five-time Olympic champion Kathleen Ledecky of the United States won her first gold in Tokyo in the women's 1,500m freestyle competition here on Wednesday.

Ledecky was narrowly edged by Australian Ariarne Titmus in the women's 400m freestyle on Monday, but proved her strength over the 1,500m distance, as she enjoyed a substantial lead before finishing in 15 minutes and 37.34 seconds. Her compatriot Erica Sullivan took the silver in 15:41.41, 1.5 seconds ahead of bronze medalist Sarah Kohler of Germany.

China's 19-year-old Wang Jianjiahe came fourth in 15:46.37. Agencies

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