Katie Ledecky

The athlete improved her result by almost 10 seconds

Ten-time Olympic gold medallist Katie Ledecky set a new world record in the women’s 1500 m freestyle shortstroke at the second round of the 2022 World Cup in Toronto.

The 25 year old finished in 15:08.24 minutes, 40.58 seconds ahead of her nearest rival, the Brazilian Beatriz Dizotti.

The previous record belonged to Sari Welbrock of Germany, she clocked 15.18.01 in 2019.

Earlier we reported that the Chinese woman broke the world record in the 400m freestyle in the short water.

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