2013 World Championships, swimming day 3
Jul 30, 2013 - Fabio Terrone
BARCELONA - A new world record and a couple of European marks fell on the third day of the FINA World Championships tonight.
American Katie Ledecky broke the 1500m freestyle World record winning gold at FINA Worlds. Danish Lotte Friis was also under the previous world best and won silver in a new European record time. Third placed Lauren Boyle of New Zealand who set the new record of Oceania.
Earlier, Damir Dugonjic equalled the European mark for the men's 50 metres breaststroke, quallifying first for tomorrow's final in a record time of 26.83 [the previous best was set by Germany's Hendrik Feldwehr at the 2009 Worlds in Rome].
Following are the leading results on Tuesday:
1. Missy Franklin USA 58.42
2, Emily Seebohm AUS 59.06
3. Aya Terakawa JPN 59.23
1. Katie Ledecky USA 15:26.53 WR
2. Lotte Friis DEN 15:38.88 ER
3. Lauren Boyle NZL 15:44.71 OC
1. Ruta Meilutyte LTU 1:04.42
2. Yuliya Efimova RUS 1:05.02
3. Jessica Hardy USA 1:05.52
1. Yannick Agnel FRA 1:44.20
2. Conor Dwyer USA 1:45.32
3. Danila Izotov RUS 1:45.59
1. Matt Grevers USA 52.93
2. David Plummer USA 53.12
3. Jeremy Stravious 53.21