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Ledecky, Dressel star for US; Thompson-Herah wins 100 meters

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Associated Press/Jay Cohen
Created: July 31, 2021 03:59 PM

TOKYO (AP) - Katie Ledecky made more history for the U.S. in the pool. Same for Caeleb Dressel.

Elaine Thompson-Herah made her history on the track.

Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle, finishing her grueling Olympic program with a third straight victory in a race she hasn’t lost since 2010.

Dressel captured his third gold medal of the Tokyo Games with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly.

Thompson-Herah broke Florence Griffith Joyner’s 33-year-old Olympic record in the women’s 100 meters, crossing the line in 10.61 seconds to defend her title and lead a Jamaican sweep of the medals.


Associated Press/Jay Cohen

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