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American Swimmer Ledecky Sets World Record, Phelps Gets Silver in Olympic Pool

Superstar American swimmer Katie Ledecky has smashed the world record in the women's 800-meter freestyle event at the Rio Summer Olympic Games, while fellow American Michael Phelps was upset by a swimmer from Singapore in the men's 100-meter butterfly. Ledecky became the first swimmer since American Debbie Meyer in 1968 to sweep the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyle events in a single Olympics. Her time Friday of eight minutes, 4.79 seconds improved on her own world record by...

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