Katie Ledecky pulls off one of her swim caps after winning her fifth gold and clocking a world record in the women's 800m freestyle final. Photo: EPA
Katie Ledecky pulls off one of her swim caps after winning her fifth gold and clocking a world record in the women's 800m freestyle final. Photo: EPA

Katie Ledecky smashes own world record on her way to completing golden freestyle sweep

American 18-year-old clinches fifth gold in 800m, becoming first in history to collect four titles at one world championship meet

Katie Ledecky pulls off one of her swim caps after winning her fifth gold and clocking a world record in the women's 800m freestyle final. Photo: EPA
Katie Ledecky pulls off one of her swim caps after winning her fifth gold and clocking a world record in the women's 800m freestyle final. Photo: EPA
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