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Katie Ledecky breaks tie with Michael Phelps for swimming world titles

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Katie Ledecky damaged her connection with Michael Phelps by winning a document 16th specific swimming globe title. In a little over a year, Phelps might be the only individual to possess a lot more Olympic titles than Ledecky.

Ledecky won her hallmark race, the 800m freestyle, on Saturday to likewise end up being the very first swimmer to win any type of occasion 6 times at globes.

She clocked 8 mins, 8.87 secs, offering her the 29 fastest times in background. She won her very first Olympic title in the 800m totally free at age 15 in 2012 as well as is unbeaten in case considering that.

Ledecky ended up the globe champions in Fukuoka, Japan, with 2 golds (800m as well as 1500m releases) as well as 2 silvers (400m totally free, 4x200m totally free relay). There is still another day of competitors, however Ledecky’s occasions are done.

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“It was special,” Ledecky stated on Peacock of Saturday’s win, which was the seventh-best time in background. “I’m happy with that swim. I wanted to be a little bit better [time-wise], but I’ll take it. I’m really pleased with how the week went.”

She mostly verified her area in swimming entering into the satisfy: leading in both range occasions, a medal challenger in the 400m totally free (she likewise took silver at the Tokyo Olympics) as well as a leader for the 4x200m totally free relay (she went down the specific occasion from her globes arrange the last 2 years, at the very least partially as a result of its overlap with the 1500m, however swam the fourth-fastest relay split of the 32-swimmer area).

It establishes her as much as go after even more background at following year’s Olympics.

Presently at 7 gold medals, she is 2 reluctant of 2nd area in Olympic background (shared by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, American swimmer Mark Spitz as well as track as well as area professional athlete Carl Lewis as well as Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi).

Presently at 10 complete medals, she is 2 medals reluctant of 2nd area in swimming (Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte, Jenny Thompson, Dara Torres).

Michael Phelps holds both documents– 23 golds as well as 28 complete medals.

Likewise Saturday, Swede Sarah Sjöström linked Phelps’ document with a 20th profession specific globe medal, her 5th successive gold in the 50m butterfly, which is out the Olympic program.

Concerning 20 mins later on, Sjöström, 29, decreased her six-year-old globe document in the 50m devoid of 23.67 to 23.61 in the semifinals.

Australia won 3 even more gold medals to match its ideal overall in background– 13– with someday left. It will certainly be the very first globes considering that 2001 that a country besides the united state wins one of the most golds.

Aussie Kaylee McKeown ended up being the very first swimmer to move the 50m, 100m as well as 200m backstrokes at a globes, surpassing American Regan Smith in the last 50 meters of the 200m.

McKeown, that brushed up the Tokyo Olympic backstrokes, clocked 2:03.85 to distance Smith by 1.09 secs. Smith, that took silver to McKeown in all the backstrokes, ended up being the 4th united state lady swimmer to win 4 specific medals at a globes after Shirley Babashoff, Tracy Caulkins as well as Ledecky.

Aussie Cameron McEvoy ended up being the fourth-fastest guy in background in the 50m freestyle, winning by 51 hundredths over American Jack Alexy in 21.06.

McEvoy entered into the 2016 Olympics as the globe No. 1 in the 100m totally free as well as No. 2 in the 50m totally free, had a finest specific Olympic surface of 7th in between Rio as well as Tokyo, after that in June decreased his 50m totally free individual ideal for the very first time in 7 years as well as on Saturday made his very first international title.

Alexy, an increasing Cal junior in his very first significant worldwide satisfy, took silver in the 100m totally free as well as 50m totally free today.

The Australians ended up the evening by damaging their globe document in the mixed-gender 4x100m totally free relay, which is out the Olympic program. Mollie O’Callaghan slowed, offering her 5 golds today as well as 4 globe documents.

Frenchman Maxime Grousset won the 100m butterfly in 50.14, 2 tenths in advance of Canadian Josh Liendo as well as 32 hundredths in advance of American Dare Rose. Rose, an increasing Cal elder that was 30th at the Olympic Trial runs, decreased his individual ideal this year by 94 hundredths.

In a semifinal, Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte linked the globe document in the 50m breaststroke of 29.30, a years after she initially damaged it. Meilutyte, that won the 100m bust previously today, currently shares the globe document with Italian Benedetta Pilato in the 50m, which is out the Olympic program.

Swimming globes finals complete Sunday at 7 a.m. ET, survive Peacock, headlined by Olympic champ Bobby Finke in the 1500m totally free.

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