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Ailing Ledecky returns to US relay at world championships

Katie Ledecky is returning to competitors on the world championships on Thursday evening, with the ailing American set to swim within the 4×200-meter freestyle relay remaining.

Ledecky’s return marks her first competitors since preliminaries on Monday. The next day she withdrew from the 200 free heats and the 1,500 free remaining due to sickness.

Her coach, Greg Meehan, mentioned Ledecky was cleared by the U.S. medical employees.

“It is a check, truthfully,” he mentioned. “We’re lucky she’s feeling effectively sufficient to race.”

Meehan mentioned Ledecky was bothered by dehydration and vomiting, signs that first started close to the top of the U.S. workforce’s coaching camp in Singapore. She additionally wasn’t sleeping soundly.

“That is a tricky place to be for a few days after which while you add intense racing on prime of that that form of put her on this downward slope,” he mentioned.

Meehan mentioned Ledecky’s standing for the 800 free on Friday could be evaluated after the relay. It is her lone remaining occasion within the eight-day meet that ends Sunday.

She was set to swim the second leg of the 4×200 free relay, becoming a member of Simone Manuel, Melanie Margalis and Katie McLaughlin within the remaining.

Ledecky did an abbreviated apply within the pool on Wednesday to check her restoration.

“It wasn’t straightforward, however she dealt with it effectively sufficient,” Meehan mentioned.

Ledecky was upset within the 400 free remaining on Sunday, incomes a silver medal. She was the defending champion and quickest qualifier within the 1,500 free.

“The truth that she did not swim the 1,500, the place it is a medal for her and it is seemingly a gold medal if issues go effectively, I believe is an efficient indication that it wasn’t about something apart from she was unwell,” Meehan mentioned.

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