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US swimmer Ledecky will have chance for 5 medals

6 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, August 06 2016 Aug 6, 2016 August 06, 2016 2:17 PM August 06, 2016 in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

RIO DE JANEIRO - Katie Ledecky will have a shot at five medals at the Rio Olympics.

Despite finishing seventh in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. trials, Ledecky will anchor the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay on Saturday at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

Amanda Weir will swim the leadoff leg, followed by Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt and Ledecky.

The 19-year-old Ledecky is already set to swim the 200, 400 and 800 free in Rio, as well as anchor the 4x200 free relay.

Abbey Weitzeil and Simone Manuel were the top finishers in the 100 free at the U.S. trials. They are resting up for the evening final, where they will likely be joined the two fastest swimmers in the prelims.

Dana Vollmer, who finished sixth at trials, also is a possibility. But she's busy enough as it is, competing Saturday in the 100 butterfly.

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