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As practically promised, Katie Ledecky grabbed her second gold medal in Rio Tuesday night, narrowly beating out Sarah Sjöstrom, her only real rival in the 200 meter freestyle.


Though she was nipping at the world record line towards the end of the second 50 and into the third, her final time was slightly above world and Olympic records. Ledecky didn’t even look at Sjöstrom for the last lap, actually, saying afterwards that she could “feel her there,” adding, “That’s the closest I’ve gotten to having to throw up in the middle of the race.”

Well then.


This has been Ledecky Watch, your regular updates on the 2016 Olympics success of phenomenal swimmer Katie Ledecky.