Katie Ledecky Loses First Ever World Championships Race
She’s human after all. The world’s most dominant swimmer has lost her first FINA World Championships race, finishing in a stunning tie for second in the 200-meter freestyle. The 20-year-old American was on an incredible 13-0 run in individual international swimming finals events, and was looking to tie a record six gold medals at one world championships — but couldn’t hold off a late surge from Italy’s Federica Pellegrini, the current world record holder. Ledecky’s still the favorite in her next event, Friday’s 800-meter freestyle.