Katie Ledecky World Swimming Championships

On Monday, Katie Ledecky won gold in the 1500m freestyle at the world swimming championships, 

tying Natalie Coughlin for the female record. On Monday, Ledecky won her fourth global title in 

the 1500m with a time of 15 minutes, 30.15 seconds. Katie Grimes, 16, claimed silver with a time of 14.74 

seconds. Katie Ledecky has won the 1500m freestyle four times and owns the 13 fastest times in the event's 

history, including the world record of 15:20.48. On Monday, she set a new world record by 

swimming 8.73 seconds faster than any other swimmer in history. At worlds, Ledecky will 

compete in two more events: the 4x200m free relay on Wednesday and the 800m free on Friday and Saturday. 

In the 800m freestyle, Ledecky has a chance to become the first swimmer to win five straight world titles in the same event.

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