China's Sun Yang celebrates after winning the men's 400m freestyle final swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan on August 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
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Katie Ledecky of the U.S. opened an ambitious program at the world swimming championships with an easy victory in the 400-meter freestyle Sunday night.The 18-year-old Ledecky led all the way and was under her world-record pace until the next-to-last lap, touching in 3 minutes, 59.13 seconds to set a championship mark. Ledecky set the world record of 3:58.37 at last year's Pan Pacific championships in Australia.Ledecky, a recent high school graduate who has yet to earn a driver's license, will be favored in the 800 and 1,500 freestyles and is a threat in the 200 free.Sarah Sjoestrom of Sweden set a world record in the semifinals of the 100-butterfly. Competing in the second semi, she won in 55.74 seconds to lower the old mark of 55.98 set by American Dana Vollmer at the 2012 London Olympics.
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