Katie Ledecky Earns Her Third Gold Medal In Freestyle Relay

Ledecky has one event left in the 2016 Olympics

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Katie Ledecky and the U.S. Women’s Swim Team held off competitors to claim gold in the 4×200 women’s freestyle relay.

The 19-year-old swimmer anchored the team on Wednesday night, leading them to victory over Australia who won silver and Canada who took the bronze.

Ledecky was joined by fellow teammates Allison Schmitt, Maya DiRado and Leah Smith.

Since the games started, Ledecky has earned a total of three gold medals – two of those being for individual events – and one silver. She has one more chance to up her gold count when she competes in the 800-meter freestyle.

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Overall, U.S. swimmers have been on the up and up in Rio, as Michael Phelps secured his 21st gold medal on Tuesday night. After coming in first in the men’s 200-meter butterfly, Phelps maintained a large lead from his teammates, earning gold in the men’s 4×200 men’s relay.

After Wednesday’s events, the United States remained in the lead for medal counts from all Olympic events with 11 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze, totaling 32 medals.

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