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Katie Ledecky can go for five medals at 2016 Rio Olympics

Ledecky can go for five medals at Rio Olympics

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NBC Olympics.com – Katie Ledecky will have a shot at five medals at the Rio Olympics.

Despite finishing seventh in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. trials, Ledecky will anchor the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay on Saturday at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

Amanda Weir will swim the leadoff leg, followed by Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt and Ledecky.

The 19-year-old Ledecky is already set to swim the 200m, 400m and 800m free in Rio, as well as anchor the 4x200m free relay.

Abbey Weitzeil and Simone Manuel were the top finishers in the 100 free at the U.S. Trials. They are resting up for the evening final, where they will likely be joined the two fastest swimmers in the prelims.

Dana Vollmer, who finished sixth at trials, also is a possibility. But she's busy enough as it is, competing Saturday in the 100m butterfly.


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