Ledecky grabs another gold, Australian quartet sets world record

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Sat, 2022-06-25 11:55

BUDAPEST: Katie Ledecky extended her record haul of medals and Australia set a world record in the mixed 4×100 meters freestyle final at the world swimming championships on Friday.

American star Ledecky won the 800 freestyle final for the fifth time at the worlds to seal her fourth consecutive 400/800/1,500 triple at the event.

She clocked 8 minutes, 8.04 seconds to finish more than 10 seconds ahead of her rivals. Australia’s Kiah Melverton was 10.73 behind in second and Italy’s Simona Quadarella 10.96 behind for third.

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