“It is fairly wild as a result of I really feel like simply yesterday I used to be in Barcelona at my first worlds,” Ledecky mentioned, in accordance with the Guardian. “It is superior representing Workforce USA yr after yr, and it is an honor and a privilege, and it is why I work exhausting.”
It was a dominant efficiency from the dominant power in ladies’s distance freestyle. Ledecky’s time of 15:30.15, although almost 10 seconds off her world document, was greater than eight seconds sooner than another ladies has ever accomplished the occasion.
The American left the remainder of the sector in her wake as she completed 14.74 seconds forward of her compatriot Katie Grimes who took the silver medal.
The 16-year-old Grimes turns into the second-youngest medalist within the 1,500m at a world championships since Ledecky herself received the occasion for the primary time in 2013.
“It’s simply superior to be on the blocks subsequent to her, be within the lane subsequent to her, and to share this second together with her is de facto particular,” Ledecky mentioned, in accordance with the swimming web site SwimSwam.
The 1,500m free was Ledecky’s second gold medal of those world championships following victory within the 400m free on Saturday.
She has two occasions nonetheless to contest at these championships: the 4x200m freestyle relay on Wednesday and the 800m free on Thursday and Friday through which she will be able to turn into the primary swimmer to win 5 consecutive world titles in a single occasion.
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