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US swimmer shatters world record at Olympics

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 05:50
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WINNING SMILE: Ledecky smashes her own world record of 3:58.37 set in 2014.

Rio de Janeiro

"PURE happiness" radiated from Katie Ledecky as the 19-year-old US freestyle phenom gazed at the scoreboard and contemplated her latest feat: 400m free Olympic gold in world record time.

Ledecky, targeting a rare 200m, 400m and 800m Olympic freestyle treble - surged