Budapest 2022: Katie Ledecky is four-time world champion in the 400-meter freestyle | Video


katie ledecky started the harvest of medals for USA this saturday at World Swimming Championships Budapest 2022 when getting the gold in the 400 meter freestyle.

The American swimmer recorded 3 minutes, 58.15 seconds, the first day of competition to get your fourth world title after 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Ariarne Titmus beat Ledecky and won the title in 2019, but the Australian was absent from the Budapest World Championshipt to concentrate on the Next month’s Commonwealth Games in England.

The 15-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh got the silver at 1.24 seconds from Ledecky. While the also American Leah Smith at 3.93 was third and the Australian Lani Pallister came fourth place.

Meanwhile, the Australian Elijah Winnington he won first gold of the evening by winning the men’s 400 meters, beating the German in the last section Lucas Martens.

Winnington clocked in 3 minutes, 41.22 secondsa personal record and the third fastest time in a world championship. “I try to keep up with the Australian, but in the end he moved away,” said Martens, which came to 1.63 seconds. the brazilian Guilherme Costa was third.

None of the 2019 medalists competed this time. The Chinese Sung Yan is serving a sentence for doping, the australian Mack Horton, Olympic champion in 2016, missed qualifying by 0.10 seconds and Gabriele Detti did not sign up.

In the 50-meter butterfly semifinal, the British Benjamin Proud beat the American Caeleb Dressel and to italian Thomas Cecon. The final runs on Sunday.

(With information from clear brand)

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