Katie Ledecky got emotional over her first Tokyo gold medal after not medaling in a race an hour earlier

Published Jul 28 2021 at 4:02 AM GMT
  • Katie Ledecky experienced an unusual low and then a stunning high at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.
  • Ledecky first failed to medal in the 200-meter freestyle final, finishing fifth and nearly two seconds behind gold-medal winner Ariarne Titmus of Australia.
  • Though sprint events are not Ledecky's strongest races, Ledecky not medaling is an unusual sight.
  • According to NBC's Nick Zaccardi, it was the first time Ledecky didn't medal in 36 finals across international meets.
  • Just over an hour later, Ledecky won the first-ever Olympic women's 1,500-meter freestyle, arguably her best event.



  • Published Jul 28, 2021 4:02 AM GMT