American swimmer Katie Ledecky created history winning the gold medal in the Women’s 800 m Freestyle Swimming event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Katie Ledecky reached the finishing line with a time of 8:04.79 to win the gold medal and in the process she lowered the world record for the fifth time.
With this gold, the fourth gold of Rio 2016, she became just second woman to win three individual freestyle events at a single Olympic Games.
She also defended her 2012 gold in the 800m freestyle.
Jazmin Carlin of Great Britain won the silver medal finishing second with a time of 8:16.17 nearly 12 seconds behind Ledecky.
Hungary’s Boglárka Kapás won the bronze medal with a time of 8:16.37 and set a new national record in the process.