Local Olympic Athletes Recap (July 26-27): Katie Ledecky becomes the first woman’s 1500m gold medalist


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TOKYO, JAPAN (WDVM) – Day Five held many surprises for local athletes from the DMV in the Tokyo Olympics.

In swimming, Katie Ledecky finished 5th in the women’s 200-meter freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:53.50. Australia’s Ariarne Titmus won the gold medal in that race.

Not too long after, in the first Women’s 1500-meter freestyle race in Olympic history, Katie Ledecky outperformed her competition, winning the gold medal with a time of 15:37.34.

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