Olympics: Ledecky Wins Women's 800m Freestyle Gold In New World Record

Olympics: Ledecky wins women's 800m freestyle gold in new world record

RIO DE JANEIRO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Augst,2016) - Katie Ledecky set a new world record in the women's 800m as she united the 200m, 400m and 800m titles for the first time since 1968 at the Rio Olympics on Friday. The 19-year-old, who also won the 4x200m relay for four golds overall, touched in 8min 04.79sec, beating her own previous world record of 8:06.68. In second was British swimmer Jazz Carlin with Boglarka Kapas of Hungary in bronze.