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Katie Ledecky breaks another NCAA, American record

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Katie Ledecky broke her own American record and a second NCAA record in a week, winning the 500-yard freestyle at an Ohio State meet Friday.

Ledecky, a Stanford freshman who won four gold medals in Rio, clocked 4:26:46 in the 500-yard free final.

That bettered her American record of 4:26.58 set in February 2015. It also bettered her NCAA record of 4:27.54 set earlier Friday.

Coming into the day, Olympic teammate Leah Smith held the NCAA record of 4:30.37 in the 500-yard free.

Full Ohio State meet results are here.

Last Saturday, Ledecky demolished Smith’s NCAA record in the 1,000-yard freestyle, an event that is not contested at the NCAA Championships. She lapped the other four swimmers in the race and won by 34.85 seconds.

One NCAA record Ledecky could later take aim at is the 200-yard freestyle. She swam 1:44.18 earlier this season. Missy Franklin holds the NCAA record of 1:39.10.

NCAA meets are held in 25-yard pools, while the Olympics are in 50-meter pools.

The Ohio State meet continues through Sunday.

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After accident, Olympian Jamie Nieto walks at his wedding

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After two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto suffered a spinal cord injury while attempting a standing back flip in April 2016, he decided to set a goal for himself. Nietro was determined to walk down the aisle at his own wedding.

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Nieto walked to the altar in front of everyone gathered at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in east San Diego – something his doctors said might not be possible.

Nieto, with some assistance, entered the church where he then married his bride, Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart, exactly how he set out to – on his feet.

Images courtesy of Ramon Galindo/NBC San Diego

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Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocates shoulder in Poland (video)

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Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocated her shoulder during the semifinals of a beach volleyball tournament in Poland and forfeited the bronze medal match.

Walsh Jennings and new partner Nicole Branagh were tied in the third set of their match against Canada on Saturday when Walsh Jennings dove for the ball with her right arm and twisted her hand in the sand. After a four-minute delay, Canada went on to win the third set 16-14 and advance to the gold medal match.

“I just went for a short dig and the surface in Europe is so shallow and so hard and there’s no give for our bodies,” Walsh Jennings explained after the match in an interview with her shoulder wrapped in ice.

Walsh Jennings had surgery on the same shoulder during the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she and April Ross won the bronze medal. Walsh Jennings won three gold medals with Misty May Treanor.

Walsh Jennings said she is looking forward to returning to the FIVB World Tour in Vienna in one week.

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