Katie Ledecky dominates 800 free at U.S. Olympic swimming trials

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Katie Ledecky crushed the competition in the 800 freestyle at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on Saturday.

Ledecky clocked a time of 8:14.62, finishing five seconds ahead of the field. Her win in the 800 free secured Ledecky her fourth individual Olympic event, qualifying in the 200, 400, and 1,500 as well.

Fifteen-year-old Katie Grimes also booked her ticket to Tokyo, finishing second in the 800 free behind Ledecky at 8:20.36. Grimes shared an emotional embrace with her parents before joining Ledecky in the post-race interview, where the veteran passed the baton to the young phenom, stating Grimes was “the now” of the sport.