Posts Tagged Women’s aquatics

Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia

Katie Ledecky of the U.S. smiles after she set a new world record in her women's 1500m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Ledecky won the race setting a new world record of 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — The long, deep breaths were a sign: Elation, satisfaction, relief. And just a touch of exhaustion.

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Spain’s Belmonte sets 2nd European record at Euros

BERLIN (AP) — Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia set a continental record for the second time in as many days at the European Swimming Championship on Sunday by winning the women’s 200-meter butterfly.

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Ledecky sets world record in 1,500 freestyle

Katie Ledecky of the U.S. right, and team mate Cierra Runge embrace after Ledecky set a new world record in her women's 400m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ledecky set a new world record of 3:58.37 ahead of Runge and Lauren Boyle of New Zealand.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky sliced almost six seconds off her own world mark in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle on Sunday, winning in 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds to post her second world record in as many nights at the Pan Pacific championships.

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Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record

Katie Ledecky of the U.S.  looks back at the score board as she finishes her women's 400m freestyle final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Ledecky set a new world record of 3:58.37 ahead of Runge and Lauren Boyle of New Zealand.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday.

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Pan Pacs: Injured Franklin struggles on 1st day

Katie Ledecky of the U.S. smiles after winning her women's 200m freestyle at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky grinned and nodded her head, very slightly, in a show of approval as she surveyed the times on the scoreboard for the 800-meter freestyle.

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