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Rio 2016: USA's Katie Ledecky fights off exhaustion and vomit for second gold

Swimming - Women's 200m Freestyle Victory Ceremony

She thrashed her legs during those last few strokes of Tuesday night’s 200m freestyle final and Katie Ledecky’s body ached like it never had before in these Olympics. Her rival Sarah Sjöström was somewhere, either ahead or behind. She had no idea. So she kept pushing her arms her feet, her stomach until near the end she burped. And as she did she thought she would vomit in the water for all the world to see on live television.

Tottenham’s head of recruitment quits after dream job turns into nightmare

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino before the match

Paul Mitchell has resigned from his post as Tottenham Hotspur’s head of recruitment after he felt his dream job turn into a nightmare. The 34-year-old was prised from Southampton in November 2014 to oversee the club’s recruitment and analysis departments and he followed the manager, Mauricio Pochettino, from St Mary’s to north London.