Katie Ledecky swims fastest 200 free of year in California

By ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 10, 2018 07:58 AM

FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Katie Ledecky swims on her way to winning the women's 800-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming championships in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle at an outdoor meet in Northern California on Saturday with the world's fastest time this year.

The five-time Olympic champion touched first in 1 minute, 54.56 seconds in the TYR Pro Swim Series, beating her closest rival by nearly 3 seconds at the George F. Haines International Swim Center.

Ledecky is competing in her second meet since turning pro. Last month, she lowered her own world record by 5 seconds in the 1,500 free in Indianapolis.

She attends nearby Stanford University.

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