彩神v是真的吗官方Katie Ledecky to withdraw from 200m, 1,500m free races at FINA Worlds
GWANGJU, South Korea, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky of the United States withdrew Tuesday from two races, including the women's 50m freestyle heats and the 1,50m freestyle final, on an unspecified ailment at the 18th FINA World Championships in the South Korean city of Gwangju.
"A decision has been made by Team USA in consultation with Katie, her coach and the team's medical staff for her to withdraw from the 50m freestyle event on medical grounds," the organization's statement said about one and a half hours before the start of the 50m preliminaries in the morning.
In the women's 50m freestyle trials, Emma McKeon of Australia and Taylor Ruck of Canada also pulled out of the races. McKeon and Ruck were among the biggest podium placers in the event.
Ledecky allegedly decided later to skip the 1,50m freestyle final in the evening.
The U.S. swimmer has not felt well since she arrived in Gwangju on July 17, according to the organization's statement.
The pullout decision was made two days after Ledecky failed to capture her fourth straight world title in the 50m freestyle. The 14-time world champion was defeated by Australian teenager Ariarne Titmus.
In the 1,50m freestyle heats, Ledecky recorded the fastest qualifying time of 15 minutes and 48.90 seconds.