Ledecky breaks 800m short-course record

Ten-times Olympic medallist Katie Ledecky has broken a second world record in just over a week, bettering the short-course time in the 800 metres freestyle at the Indianapolis FINA World Cup meeting.

The American led from the start and finished in 7:57.42 on Saturday, shaving nearly two seconds off the previous mark set by Spain's Mireia Belmonte in 2013.

Canadian Summer McIntosh took second in 8:07.12.

Ledecky, who earned her third straight Olympic gold in the 800m freestyle in Tokyo last year, smashed the short-course world record in the 1500m freestyle by nearly 10 seconds the previous Saturday.