Swimming-Ledecky breaks 800m freestyle short-course world record

by mcardinal

 

Ten-time Olympic medallist Katie Ledecky broke her second world record in just over a week on Saturday, beating the all-time women’s short-course time in the 800 meters freestyle at the Indianapolis FINA World Cup meeting on Saturday.

The American led from the start and finished in 7:57.42, shaving nearly two seconds off the previous mark set by Spain’s Mireia Belmonte in 2013.

Canadian Summer McIntosh took second in 8:07.12.

Ledecky, who earned her third straight Olympic gold in the 800m freestyle in Tokyo last year, smashed the short-course world record in the 1,500 meters freestyle by nearly 10 seconds the previous Saturday.

Copyright 2022 Thomson/Reuters

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