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WOMEN’S 200M FREESTYLE – FINALS
2013 World Champion: Missy Franklin, USA – 1:54.81
World Record: 1:52.98 – Federica Pellegrini, ITA – 2009
Championship Record: 1:52.98 – Federica Pellegrini, ITA – 2009
GOLD: Katie Ledecky, USA – 1:55.16
SILVER: Federica Pellegrini, ITA – 1:55.32
BRONZE: Missy Franklin, USA – 1:55.49
Katie Ledecky continues to impress every time she dives in the water. Ledecky hammered through the second half of her 200 freestyle to pull out the win and take home another gold medal. She touched the wall first with a time of 1:55.16, finishing just ahead of the silver medalist and world record holder, Federica Pellegrini. Pellegrini touched second with a 1:55.32. The 2013 World Champion, Missy Franklin, earned the bronze medal with her time of 1:55.49.
The entire podium finished under 1:56, while the rest of the field remained above the barrier. Russia’s Veronika Popova just missed the podium, finishing in fourth at 1:56.16.
Katinka Hosszu (HUN), Shen Duo (CHN), Emma McKeon (AUS), and Femke Heemskerk (NED) all finished fifth through eighth, respectively, with 1:56’s.