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Katie Ledecky Leads Team USA to 200m Relay Gold

The U.S. women’s swim team took home gold in Wednesday evening’s 200-meter freestyle relay competition, thanks to a strong finish by superstar Katie Ledecky. The American team trailed by 89-hundredths of a second when the 19-year-old phenom hit the water following three legs from teammates Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith, and Maya DiRado. Ledecky’s powerful front crawl pushed her ahead of the competition and gave Team USA a 1.84-second victory over second-place Australia, with Canada trailing in third by another half-second. The relay gold become Ledecky’s third gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.