Katie Ledecky breaks yet one more world file


Every week after she obliterated the 1500m short-course file, Katie Ledecky broke one other – this time within the 800m as she stormed to victory on the FINA World Cup in Indianapolis.

The American shaved virtually two seconds off Mireia Belmonte’s earlier file of seven:59.34, setting a brand new greatest time of seven:57.42.

Ledecky virtually broke this file final week when she accomplished the 1500m in file time with a break up time of 8:00.58, a second off world-record tempo.

“I pushed myself a lot after last week,” Ledecky mentioned, in line with FINA’s, the game’s world governing physique, web site.

“It’s nice to have all these followers right here to cheer us on. It’s good to have some benchmarks (in brief course).

And like her record-breaking 1500m swim, Ledecky led from the primary flip, all the time forward of world-record tempo, and by no means appeared to be troubled by her fellow rivals.

Solely Canada’s Summer season McIntosh remained inside touching distance of Ledecky, however she too dropped away from the American within the second half of the race and finally completed in second, virtually 10 seconds again.

“I was putting some pressure on myself after my swim in Toronto. I wish I had done it in Toronto. It’s always nice when you can hear a little bit of the crowd. It’s a fun way to start the fall and kick off the season,” Ledecky added.

“We usually don’t get the season started with an international level meet so it’s a little different for me.”