Ledecky adds a new gold and Ceccon breaks the first world record in the Budapest World Cups

  • The American imposed her authority in the final of the 1,500 free, just as she had done in the 400

the american katie ledecky made his legend even bigger this Monday by winning his 17th gold medal in a universal appointment, the second in the present World Championships in Budapest, after winning the final of the 1,500 free with his usual solvency.

Yes in the 400 free The North American did not find a rival on her way to the gold medal, much less in the 1,500, as demonstrated by the more than 4 seconds in which she surpassed her compatriot Katie Grimes in the first 500 meters, which Ledecky swam below her own world record. The difference did not stop growing and, despite the fact that Ledecky significantly slowed down her pace, she ended up imposing herself on the very young Grimesonly 16 years old.

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His extraordinary record did not prevent Ledecky, the undisputed ‘queen’ of swimming, from having to share the limelight with the Italian Thomas Cecon, who achieved the first world record of these championships, by setting a new record for the 100 back with a time of 51.60 seconds.

This mark that not only served the 21-year-old transalpine swimmer to win the gold medal, but also to make the absence of the Russians forget Evgeny Rylov and Kliment Kolesnikov, gold and silver at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo, absent from the Magyar capital due to the sanctions imposed on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine.

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