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2021 Olympic swimming results: Katie Ledecky edged out by Ariarne Titmus in women’s 400m freestyle

It was a disappointment for the American Ledecky, who should be a huge favorite in several more events in this Olympics.

Katie Ledecky of Team United States warms up on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

In a dramatic finish, Australia’s Ariarne Titmus overtook the best women’s freestyle swimmer in Katie Ledecky of all time in the 400 meter freestyle final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Though it’s a loss for the four-time gold medalist Ledecky, she’ll have plenty of opportunities to win another gold. The Tokyo Games will have the first-ever 1500 meter race for women, and Ledecky has dominated that event on an international stage since she was a teenager. The last six world records in the event have been Ledecky breaking her own time. There’s also the 200 meter and 800 meter freestyle to go, as well as 4x200 meter relay.

Titmus was the favorite coming into the race at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at -190 to win. Ledecky had the second best odds (+115) followed by Li Bingjie (+1200).

Here are your full results.

Ariarne Titmus (AUS): 3:56.59
Katie Ledecky (USA): 3:57.36
Li Bingjie (CHN): 4:01.08

Summer McIntosh (CAN): 4:02.42
Tang Muhan (CAN): 4:04.10
Isabel Gose (GER): 4:04.98
Paige Madden (USA): 4:06.81
Erika Fairweather (NZL): 4:08.01