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Washington-born Katie Ledecky, the pacesetter for women’s long distance swimming, withdrew from two world championship events following a surprising second-place finish on Sunday to Australian Ariarne Titmus.  For top swimmers, the 2019 world championship meet is a dress rehearsal for the Tokyo Olympics, which start in one year. Ledecky, a Bethesda native, had not been …

Katie Ledecky will skip the 200-meter freestyle in South Korea. (Lee Jin-man/AP) Rick Maese Reporter covering a variety of subjects, including health and safety, Olympics, legal and political issues in sports July 22 at 8:41 PM GWANGJU, South Korea — Katie Ledecky’s ambitious program at the FINA world championships was upended Tuesday morning, when she …

“Unfamiliar and different,” Katie Ledecky called a second-place finish. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Rick Maese Reporter covering a variety of subjects, including health and safety, Olympics, legal and political issues in sports July 21 at 11:22 AM GWANGJU, South Korea — It all felt so foreign, that last lap, the unusual lineup on the medals podium, …