Katie Ledecky Wins Gold In Rio Olympics 4×200 Meter Relay 2016 Race (VIDEO)
Katie Ledecky and the U.S. Women’s Swimming Team won gold during the 4×200-meter relay race at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Wednesday. Watch below!
As the name of the relay suggests, four people per a country participated in the swim competition. In addition to Ledecky, Leah Smith, Allison Schmitt and Maya DiRado all swam for Team USA. And their speed won them first place, much like the men’s team did in its own event on Tuesday.
The event marked Ledecky’s fourth final of the Olympics this year. The athlete began her run at this year’s games by winning the silver medal in the 4×100-meter relay with fellow team members Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, and Dana Vollmer. An individual gold in the 400-meter freestyle followed.
She also set a world record in that one. Then on Tuesday, as Gossip Cop reported, Ledecky won gold for the 200-meter freestyle race. That brings her total for the 2016 Olympics so far to three gold medals and one silver.
In addition to Ledecky, the other standout swimmer at the Rio games has been Michael Phelps, of course. Phelps won his 20th gold and then his 21st in races on Tuesday night. He’ll be going for gold again on Thursday. Gossip Cop has the full video of Ledecky’s latest win below!