Michael Phelps Wins 100m Butterfly Gold, Katie Ledecky Smashes Own World Record

Michael Phelps, 29, who was a member of the USA's winning 4x200m freestyle relay Friday, shaded Ryan Lochte by 0.38sec in winning the butterfly event in 51.29 adding to his haul of international titles just four months into his comeback.

updated: August 24, 2014 08:44 IST
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Ryan Lochte (L) and Michael Phelps (R) of the US react during the medal ceremony following the men's 100m butterfly final at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in Gold Coast on August 23, 2014.


Gold Coast, Australia: Katie Ledecky smashed another world record as Michael Phelps claimed his first individual gold medal post-retirement at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia on Saturday.

American wonder teen Ledecky set the first world record of the Gold Coast meet, shaving almost half a second off the 400-metres freestyle mark she set at this month's US Championships.

The 17-year-old schoolgirl clocked three minutes 58.37 seconds to eclipse her previous mark by 0.49sec.

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