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Ledecky sets another WR; Phelps beaten by Hagino

August 24, 2014
Associated Press

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky set her second world record in as many nights for her fifth gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships, while Michael Phelps missed another individual gold when he was touched out by Kosuke Hagino of Japan in the 200 medley.

The 17-year-old Ledecky sliced almost six seconds off her own world mark by winning the 1,500-meter freestyle in 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds on Sunday, less than 24 hours after setting a new mark in the 400 freestyle.

Hagino touched two-hundredths of a second in front of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Phelps, winning the 200 IM in 1:56.02. Phelps retired after the London Olympics but returned to competitive swimming in April. In the first international meet since his comeback, Phelps won the 100 butterfly and a relay gold.

 
 

 

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