Ledecky, Adrian steal opening night show at U.S. nationals
INDIANAPOLIS | Olympic gold medalists Katie Ledecky and Nathan Adrian qualified for the American world championship team Tuesday night with each winning signature events at the U.S. National Championships.
Bethesda’s Ledecky easily claimed the women’s 800-meter freestyle title in a time of 8:11.50. The defending Olympic and world champion won by 8.96 seconds over Leah Smith. Adrian reclaimed the men’s 100 free title in 47.96 seconds, beating Caeleb Dressel by 0.01. Each winner makes the team. Second-place finishers are likely to be added when the selection process ends.