Olympic Swimming: Thursday, August 2

Women’s 800-Meter Freestyle

15-year-old Katie Ledecky, the youngest member of the United States Olympic Team, won her preliminary heat Thursday and qualified for the finals of the women’s 800-meter freestyle at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre in London.

The Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart rising sophomore posted the third-fastest preliminary time, finishing in 8:23.84.

The medal race is scheduled for Friday at 2:45 p.m. Eastern time.

Preliminaries:

Heat 3 (of 5)

  • Lane 1 – Alexa Komarnycky, Canada – 8:28.11
  • Lane 2 – Eva Risztov, Hungary – 8:29.06
  • Lane 3 – Wendy Trott, South Africa – 8:28.98
  • Lane 4 – Katie Ledecky, United States – 8:23.84
  • Lane 5 – Mireia Belmonte Garcia, Spain – 8:25.26
  • Lane 6 – Ellie Faulkner, Great Britain – 8:38.00
  • Lane 7 – Grainne Murphy, Ireland – DNS
  • Lane 8 – Elena Sokolova, Russian Federation – 8:42.73
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