Ariarne Titmus defeats Katie Ledecky at swimming world champs

Rob Shaw
By Rob Shaw
July 22 2019 - 6:30am
Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus hold up their silver and gold medals on the podium of the women's 400m freestyle in 18th FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, on Sunday. Picture: AP

Such is the legendary status of American swimmer Katie Ledecky that beating her was almost as significant as claiming a world title for Ariarne Titmus.

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Rob Shaw

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