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Katie Ledecky shines in first Olympic women’s 1500 final

Katie Ledecky, of the United States, reacts after winning the women's 1500-meters freestyle...
Katie Ledecky, of the United States, reacts after winning the women's 1500-meters freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)(Matthias Schrader | AP)
Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 10:17 AM CDT
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TOKYO (WMC/NBC) - Katie Ledecky captured her first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics and the first ever won by a female swimmer in the 1500m freestyle.

Teammate Erica Sullivan closed late to win silver, to Ledecky’s elation.

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