Sarah Sjostrom Sneaks Past Ledecky For Top Seed In 200 Free SemiFinals

Sarah Sjostrom Sneaks Past Ledecky For Top Seed In 200 Free SemiFinals


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Both semi-final heats of the women’s 200 free were highlighted by close finishes as swimmers battled for the top finish. Sarah Sjostrom went head-to-head with the USA’s Katie Ledecky and World Record holder Federica Pellegrini in heat two of the semis. Sjostrom and Ledecky exchanged the lead throughout but a strong underwater off the final turn gave Sjostrom a slight edge over Ledecky.

Sjostrom stopped the clock at a 1:54.65 to pick up the first place seed going into tomorrow’s final, while Ledecky settled for second and a 1:54.81.

Pellegrini led through the first turn before fading slightly to third and a time of 1:55.42.

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