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Katie Ledecky competing in the 1,500-meter freestyle final, which she won easily. She also had the fastest time in the 200 free semifinals.

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Ledecky Earns Third Gold at Worlds

Katie Ledecky breezed to her third gold medal of the world championships, backing off a bit on her most grueling night of the meet in Budapest. It was left to Lilly King, Kylie Masse and Adam Peaty to take down the swimming record book.

Ledecky captured the 1,500-meter freestyle by more than half the length of the pool, and returned 49 minutes later to post the fastest time in the semifinals of the 200 free.

King’s performance in the 100 breaststroke marked another notch for the finger-wagging American in her rivalry with the Russian star Yulia Efimova.

Efimova nearly broke Ruta Meilutyte’s four-year-old record in the semifinals, giving her the prime lane. But King, racing right beside her, got off to a blistering start and led all the way, touching in 1 minute 4.13 seconds to shave 0.22 off Meilutyte’s mark from the 2013 worlds in Barcelona.

Ledecky covered the metric mile in 15:31.82 — more than six seconds off her world-record pace from the world championships in Kazan, Russia, two years ago. But she did not really have to push it, especially with another race to go in an event that will most likely be the stiffest challenge of her bid for a record-tying six gold medals by a female swimmer at worlds.

Peaty, Britain’s breaststroke lion with the tattoo to match, broke two 50 breaststroke marks — one in the preliminaries, another in the semifinals. And Masse, of Canada, took down another record…

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