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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Katie Ledecky was celebrating her world record before anyone else finished the race

Katie Ledecky, the 19-year-old American swimming prodigy, made a statement Sunday night in her first individual race at the Rio Olympics, winning gold and breaking her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle.

Ledecky broke the record by two seconds and beat the second-place finisher by nearly five seconds.

Plenty of photos show how dominant Ledecky's race was, whether it was her swimming in entirely open water or her leading comfortably ahead of the world-record mark.

But the most illustrative example of her victory may have come at the end, when she was celebrating her world record and gold medal while other swimmers finished.


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