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Rio Olympics: Katie Ledecky advances to 200 freestyle finals

Winner Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom, right, and second placed

Winner Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom, right, and second placed United States' Katie Ledecky after a semifinal of the women's 200-meter freestyle during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: AP / Lee Jin-man

Katie Ledecky will go for another gold medal on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old star finished second with a time of 1:54.81 in her 200-meter freestyle semifinal heat on Monday night in Day 3 of the Rio Olympics. The final is Tuesday a 9:19 p.m. EST.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom finished just ahead of her in 1:54.81.

Ledecky followed up her world-record swim in the 400-meter freestyle with a first-place finish in her heat in the 200-meter freestyle earlier Monday.

Ledecky won a world championship in the 200 freestyle in 2015. She did not compete in the event at the 2012 London Olympics.

Ledecky won gold in the 400-meter freestyle on Sunday in 3:56.46, smashing her previous mark of 3:58.37 set nearly two years ago.

Ledecky also is favored in other two individual events: the 200 and 800 free. In addition, she could pick up another gold in the 4x200 free relay.

With AP


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