TOKYO — Australia’s Ariarne Titmus has defeated American Katie Ledecky successful the 400-meter freestyle astatine the Tokyo Olympics.
Titmus won 1 of the astir anticipated races of the games, capturing the golden medal with the second-fastest clip successful history.
Titmus, who trailed by astir a afloat body-length astatine the halfway people of the eight-lap race, turned connected the velocity to interaction successful 3 minutes, 56.69 seconds.
Defending Olympic champion and world-record holder Ledecky settled for the metallic this clip successful 3:57.36 — the fourth-fastest clip ever recorded.
No 1 other was adjacent close. The bronze went to China’s Li Bingjie successful 4:01.08.
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