That’s according to a statement from U.S. national team managing director Lindsay Mintenko on Tuesday.
Mintenko says Ledecky hasn’t been feeling well since she arrived in Gwangju on July 17.
It hasn’t yet been decided whether Ledecky will swim in the 1,500 freestyle final on Tuesday night. She was the fastest qualifier for the grueling event in 15 minutes, 48.90 seconds – 2.68 seconds quicker than the No. 2 qualifier.
Mintenko says precautionary measures are being taken with Ledecky “to allow her to focus her energy on an abbreviated schedule.”
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