By USA Swimming | Tuesday, July 23, 2019
USA Swimming officials made the decision to withdraw Katie Ledecky from this morning's 200m free prelims and this evening’s 1500m free final.
National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko, released the following statement regarding Ledecky’s participation in today’s events:
“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 200-meter freestyle event (and 1500m free) on medical grounds.
“Katie has not been feeling well since arriving to Gwangju on July 17 and these precautionary measures are being taken to ensure her well-being and proper recovery, and to allow her to focus her energy on an abbreviated schedule.”