Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Mission Viejo, Ca with the world’s fastest time this year.
Ledecky beat the competition with a time of 1 minute, 54.40 seconds, the 11th fastest time ever recorded for the 200. She was well ahead of three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt, who was second in 1:58.04. Ledecky’s time tied Schmitt’s U.S. Open record set in 2012.
Ledecky’s best time in the event is 1:53.73 set at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where she won gold. This was Ledecky’s fastest 200-meter race since her 2016 Olympic title.
On Saturday morning, Ledecky won the 400 freestyle easily with a time of 3:59.25.
It's Katie Ledecky's pool and we're just swimming in it.🤷@katieledecky clocked 1:54.40 in the women's 200m free aka the 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 time in the world this year.#TYRProSeries // @USASwimmingpic.twitter.com/MiVume21Wb
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