August 8, 2022

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FINA World Championships: Katie Ledecky wins fourth 1,500m freestyle world title

American Katie Ledecky dominated the ladies’s 1,500-meter freestyle to say her second gold medal on the swimming world championships in Budapest on Monday.

Ledecky, who gained the ladies’s 400 m freestyle on the opening day, took the gold with a time of quarter-hour 30.15 seconds.

The 25-year-old completed 14 seconds greater than compatriot Katie Grimes, who gained silver whereas Australia’s Lani Pallister took bronze.

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“I really like this pool, I do know I put within the effort to swim properly and rise up to hurry,” Ledecky mentioned.

“I’ve a relay, it’s the subsequent present after which I’ll do the 800m. We’ll see (if I can get the file).”

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Earlier, Romanian teenager David Popovici broke his junior’s world file when he gained gold within the males’s 200 meters freestyle.

The 17-year-old grew to become the primary Romanian males’s swimmer to win gold on the world championships, ending with a time of 1:43.21.

He completed a little bit over a second forward of South Korea’s Hwang Solar-woo whereas England’s reigning Olympic champion, Tom Dean, completed third.

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