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Katie Ledecky of Team USA celebrates after winning the Women’s 1,500m Freestyle Final on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Japan on Wednesday. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Swimming star Katie Ledecky concluded her Tokyo Olympic journey with four medals, including gold in the women's 800m freestyle and in the first-ever women's 1500m freestyle race.

The big picture: The 24-year-old has been dominating women’s swimming since winning her first gold at the 2012 London Games when she was just 15 years old. Since then, she's broken 14 world records and earned the title of "greatest female swimmer of our time" by Michael Phelps.

  • She now has 10 career Olympic medals, including seven golds.
What she's saying:
  • "I just wanted to finish on a really good note, and I'm so happy," she told NBC News after winning her last Tokyo Olympic race.
  • "That is not my last swim," she added. "I'm at least going to 2024, maybe 2028, we'll see ... You never know if you'll be back at the next Olympics, so just trying to soak it all in."
Tokyo medals:
  • 🥇 - Women's 800m freestyle
  • 🥇 - Women's 1500m freestyle
  • 🥈 - Women's 400m freestyle
  • 🥈- Women's 4x200m freestyle relay
Previous Olympic medals:

2012 London Games:

  • 🥇 - 800m freestyle

2016 Rio Games:

  • 🥇 - 200m freestyle
  • 🥇 - 400m freestyle
  • 🥇 - 800m freestyle
  • 🥇 - 4x200 freestyle relay
  • 🥈 - 4x100 freestyle relay
Current world records:
  • 400m freestyle (3:56.46)
  • 800m freestyle (8:04.79)
  • 1,500m freestyle (15:20.48)

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Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

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Sep 5, 2021 - Sports

U.S. beats China for Paralympics gold in women's sitting volleyball

Team USA's Alexis Shifflett serves the ball during the Tokyo Paralympic Games women's sitting volleyball pool match against Rwanda in Chiba, Japan, on Aug. 28. Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Team USA won gold in the Tokyo Paralympic Games women's sitting volleyball final on Sunday morning local time.

The big picture: The defending champions beat China 3-1 in the final. After the event was added to the Paralympics in 2004, China won the first three golds. The Americans' win took the U.S. Paralympic medals tally to 103, including 36 golds.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of China's previous wins in the event.

Updated 6 mins ago - Economy & Business

Hybrid work now dominates the knowledge economy

llustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, most knowledge workers are in hybrid work arrangements, partly remote and partly in-office, a new survey finds.

By the numbers: 58% said they now work this way, in a survey of around 10,000 knowledge workers from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Japan, conducted last November by Future Forum, a research group backed by Slack.

Rents hit all-time high

Data: Zumper; Chart: Axios Visuals

The national median price of a one-bedroom rental apartment in January was up 12% year-over-year, to $1,374 — an all-time high, per Zumper, an online apartment rental site.

Why it matters: Inflation is taking a bigger bite out of people's paychecks these days not only in food and gasoline, but also in housing costs.