U.S. teen Katie Ledecky wins 800 free

Updated: August 3, 2012, 8:54 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Katie Ledecky got good-luck wishes from Missy Franklin and a high-five from Michael Phelps on her way to the pool deck for her first Olympic swimming final at 15.

Then the high school sophomore-to-be from Bethesda, Md., won her own gold medal.

Ledecky touched first in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8 minutes, 15.63 seconds on Friday night, beating a field that included defending Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington of Britain and 2008 bronze medalist Lotte Friis of ...

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