Katie Ledecky wins Gold in 400 freestyle, smashing own recordComments
United States‘ swimmer Katie Ledecky has won gold in the women’s 400 metre freestyle at the Rio Olympics.
The 19-year-old set a new mark of 3 minutes and 56.46 seconds, beating her own world record of 3 minutes and 58.37 seconds set in Australia two years ago.
Britain’s Jazz Carlin won a silver medal, and fellow US swimmer, Leah Smith, took bronze.
Ledecky described her win as “pure happiness.”