Records tumble as Australia strike double gold


KAZAN, Russia: Katie Ledecky of the USA wrote swimming history again at the world championships on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) as three records fell while Australia won backstroke double gold. Ledecky underlined her status as the star of the Kazan pool by demolishing her own 1500m freestyle record in Tuesday’s finals, then qualified for Wednesday’s 200m freestyle final less than 30 minutes later. She may have only just graduated from High School in Maryland, but Ledecky broke a world record for the ninth time in two years when she shaved 2.23 seconds off her 1500m personal best to clock 15 minutes, 25.48secs.



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