Katie Ledecky broke her second world record in simply over every week on Saturday.
The American Olympic star swam to a world record of seven minutes, 57.42 seconds in the women’s 800-metre freestyle at a FINA Swimming World Cup meet in Indianapolis.
The earlier record of seven:59.34 by Spain’s Mireia Belmonte had stood since 2013.
The 10-time Olympic medallist gained by almost 10 seconds over Canadian silver medallist Summer McIntosh. Ledecky earned a $10,000 US bonus.
Ledecky, who earned her third straight Olympic gold in the 800m freestyle in Tokyo final yr, smashed the short-course world record in the 1,500 metres freestyle by almost 10 seconds final Saturday in Toronto (15:08.24).
“I believe I used to be placing a number of strain on myself after final week,” Ledecky stated. “Having the followers right here cheering me on meant rather a lot.”
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Ledecky’s newest world record was her seventeenth since 2013, her second in quick course (25-metre pool) and second set in Indianapolis. She set the world record in lengthy course (50-metre pool) in the 1,500 freestyle with a time of 15:20.48 in this natatorium on May 16, 2018.
Ledecky has seven Olympic gold medals and 19 world championship golds, each essentially the most by a feminine swimmer.