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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Katie Ledecky ends medal drought with 1500m gold

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Tokyo: Katie Ledecky has finally collected her first gold medal of the Tokyo Games.

Ledecky has won the 1,500-metre freestyle, which made its Olympic debut for women this year. That helped the American star make up for what has so far been the worst showing of her Olympic career.

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About an hour after finishing fifth in the 200-metre freestyle, Ledecky held off teammate Erica Sullivan to win the metric mile in 15 minutes, 37.34 seconds.

Sullivan claimed the silver in 15:41.41, while Germany's Sarah Kohler grabbed the bronze in 15:42.91.

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