2020 Tokyo Olympics: Katie Ledecky schedule of events, highlights from Tokyo Games

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Katie Ledecky is the most prominent woman in U.S. swimming, and for good reason. The American swimming star -- who lost her first two medal races in Tokyo to Australia's Ariarne Titmus -- won gold at the 2020 Olympics on Tuesday in the first 1,500-meter women's freestyle final in the history of the Summer Games.

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For Ledecky, the win was huge, as she had missed out on gold in two prior races at the Games. The best part? Ledecky still has another attempt to win gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Below is the complete schedule of events Ledecky is set to compete in.

(All times eastern)

Women's 800-meter freestyle

  • Final: Friday, July 30, 9:45 p.m.
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Americans Regan Smith and Rhyne Elizabeth White finish 1-2 in the women's 100-meter breaststroke semifinal, an impressive feat from the pair. Smith recorded a time of 57:86 while White finished with a 58:46.


Ledecky will have three more shots at gold in individual events and is slated to participate in at least one relay.


After trailing Ledecky for the first 300 meters, Titmus (3:56.69) surged ahead in the final 100 to claim gold in the women's 400-meter freestyle final. Ledecky (3:57.36) earns her second career silver medal and seventh overall, while China's Bingjie Li (4:01.08) claims bronze.

@TeamUSA via Twitter
July 26, 2021, 2:22 AM

The women's 400-meter freestyle final will begin in a few moments. Time to see if Ledecky can claim her sixth gold medal. Australia's Ariarne Titmus, otherwise known as "the Terminator," is her biggest competition.


Two Americans are headed to the women's 100-meter breaststroke finals: Jacoby and Lilly King, who just finished second in her semifnal race with a time of 1:05.40.


Impressive start from first-time Olympian Lydia Jacoby, who finished first in the women's 100-meter breaststroke semifinal with a time of 1:05:72. The 17-year-old will now compete for a medal in the finals.


In non-Ledecky news, U.S. swimmer Torri Huske finished fourth in the women's 100-meter butterfly with a time of 55:73, a tenth of a second slower than the bronze medalist, Australia's Emma McKeon (55.72). Canada's Margaret MacNeil (55:59) and China's Yufei Zhang (55:64) earned gold and silver, respectively.

@USASwimming via Twitter
July 26, 2021, 1:31 AM

It's almost that time. Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky hits the pool for the women's 400-meter freestyle at 10:20 p.m. Eastern. A sixth gold medal from Ledecky would further cement her position as one of the most prolific Olympians in American history.