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Olympics Update: Katie Ledecky set for 800m freestyle final

Youngest U.S. Olympian eyes gold in her only event


12:37 PM, Aug. 03, 2012 EDT

Katie Ledecky reacts after winning the 800m freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming team trials. Ledecky

Katie Ledecky is the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team, but the 15-year-old swimmer hopes to be remembered for something else. Ledecky will swim in the final of the 800m freestyle today. at 2:45 p.m. ET. It's the only event for the rising sophomore at School of the Sacred Heart (Bethesda, Md.) and she's a contender to medal.

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In other swimming action, Missy Franklin and the U.S. 4x100 medley relay team qualified for the final. Franklin will race in the 200m backstroke finals at 2:30 p.m. ET.

 

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