Watch Katie Ledecky Drop World’s Fastest 200 Free in Santa Clara (Video)

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Katie Ledecky swam the world’s fastest 200 free of 2017 with a 1:55.34 to win by almost three full seconds on Saturday night in Santa Clara. Ledecky now moves ahead of Sweden’s Michelle Coleman (1:55.64) and Australia’s Emma McKeon (1:55.68) in the world rankings. Ledecky officially moves in front of Femke Heemskerk’s meet record, which I incorrectly cited this morning. Heemskerk’s meet record was a 1:55.68, unlike the 1:56.68 I said this morning. Regardless, Ledecky officially breaks the meet record in the event with that swim. Siobhan Haughey (1:58.14) and Katie Drabot (1:58.85) had impressive swims themselves finishing second and third.

Katie McLaughlin (1:59.11), Cierra Runge (1:59.82), Isabel Ivey (2:02.22), Amy Bilquist (2:02.29), Miranda Heckman (2:02.57) and Mackenzie Padington (2:02.92) also swam in the A-final.




 Event 13  Women 200 LC Meter Freestyle
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    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals        
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Ledecky, Katie G       20 Un-Stanford-PC-   1:56.25    1:55.34  
                 27.81        56.81 (29.00)
        1:26.00 (29.19)     1:55.34 (29.34)
  2 Haughey, Siobhan       19 Hong Kong-        1:59.96    1:58.14  
                 28.25        58.43 (30.18)
        1:28.63 (30.20)     1:58.14 (29.51)
  3 Drabot, Katie G        19 Un-Stanford-PC-   2:00.23    1:58.85  
                 28.51        58.53 (30.02)
        1:28.91 (30.38)     1:58.85 (29.94)
  4 McLaughlin, Katie A    19 Cal-PC-           2:00.21    1:59.11  
                 28.31        58.64 (30.33)
        1:28.95 (30.31)     1:59.11 (30.16)
  5 Runge, Cierra E        21 Wisconsin Aquati  2:01.35    1:59.82  
                 28.28        58.54 (30.26)
        1:29.64 (31.10)     1:59.82 (30.18)
  6 Ivey, Isabel C         16 Gator Swim Club-  2:00.80    2:02.22  
                 28.57        58.98 (30.41)
        1:30.38 (31.40)     2:02.22 (31.84)
  7 Bilquist, Amy M        19 Cal-PC-           2:01.96    2:02.29  
                 27.93        58.57 (30.64)
        1:30.89 (32.32)     2:02.29 (31.40)
  8 Heckman, Miranda D     16 Pleasanton Seaha  2:02.50    2:02.57  
                 28.62        59.79 (31.17)
        1:31.19 (31.40)     2:02.57 (31.38)
  9 Padington, Mackenzie   18 Island Swimming-  2:01.83    2:02.92  
                 28.51        59.58 (31.07)
        1:31.42 (31.84)     2:02.92 (31.50)
19 Comments

19 comments

  1. Halim Yussuf

    Katie is establishing herself, as the greatest female swimmer in history.

  2. Russell Simpson

    This girl is an awesome swimmer!????‍♀️?

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