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Swimming: Teen Katie Ledecky sets second world record in two days

Gold Coast: American Katie Ledecky set a second world record in two days by shattering her own 1500m freestyle record at the Pan Pacific championships yesterday.

Katie Ledecky celebrates her new 1500m record
Katie Ledecky celebrates her new 1500m record 

The 17-year-old schoolgirl smashed her record by almost six seconds with a time of 15 minutes 28.36 seconds, to claim her fifth gold medal at the meet here.

Ledecky had set the previous 1500m record (15:34.23) in June. On Saturday she beat her 400m freestyle WR at the Gold Coast meet, clocking 3:58.37 to eclipse her previous mark by 0.49sec. Ledecky holds the world records in the 400m, 800m, 1500m freestyle.

Lochte out, Phelps in
Meanwhile, five-time Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte lost out by 0.23 secs on a final spot to Michael Phelps in the 200m individual medley.

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