- - Thursday, August 2, 2012

Checking in on athletes from the District, Maryland and Virginia in the London Olympics


Katie Ledecky (Bethesda) won her qualifying heat in the 800-meter freestyle, finishing in 8 minutes, 23.84 seconds for the third-fastest time overall. She’ll try to dethrone 2008 gold medalist Rebecca Adlington of Britain in Friday’s final.

Kate Ziegler (Great Falls) finished in 8:37.38 to place 21st in qualifying, missing out on the final.

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