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Katie Ledecky wins 200 free with world's fastest time

TYR Pro Swim Series Swimming
Posted at 11:20 AM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 14:20:19-04

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet with the world’s fastest time this year.

Ledecky touched first in 1 minute, 54.40 seconds in the outdoor pool in Mission Viejo, California. She was well ahead of three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt, who was second in 1:58.04.

Ledecky’s time tied Schmitt’s U.S. Open record set in 2012. Ledecky’s best time in the event is 1:53.73 set at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where she won gold.