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Katie Ledecky breaks pool record, then does it again 6 minutes later

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Stanford freshman Katie Ledecky broke three pool records at California on Saturday, but read on for her most impressive feat of the day.

Ledecky’s first pool record came via winning the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9 minutes, 20.41 seconds, lapping all but one swimmer and winning by 26.06 seconds. It gets better.

She got out of the pool and then jumped back in the very next event, the 200-yard free. There, she prevailed by .95 over Stanford teammate and Olympic 100m free champion Simone Manuel. Also the fastest time ever in Cal’s pool.

Ledecky’s two pool records were set within six minutes of each other, according to Stanford’s live posting of results.

She then took a bit of a break and, 47 minutes later, broke the pool record in the 500-yard freestyle, winning by 8.97 seconds.

Ledecky’s most impressive win of the trio had to be the 200 free. On Nov. 19, Manuel beat Ledecky in a 200-yard free, handing Ledecky her first loss in a freestyle race longer than 100 meters since Jan. 18, 2014.

Now, Ledecky goes into the Pac-12 Championships next week and the NCAA Championships in four weeks with the upper hand on Manuel.

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Russian pairs skater slices leg in worlds practice, needs 10 stitches (video)

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Russian pairs skater Yevgenia Tarasova needed 10 stitches after her partner’s skate sliced her leg in practice Wednesday.

Hours later, Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov skated to third place in the short program at the world championships in Helsinki.

“We were thinking about withdrawing because after this incident we left the ice immediately, there was a long break off the ice, we didn’t know how I would feel in skates,” Tarasova said afterward. “But when I was asked, ‘Will you skate?’ I said, ‘I will!’ And I wasn’t thinking about the pain during our performance.”

Morozov called her “a hero.”

In Thursday’s free skate, Tarasova and Morozov will be largely tasked with keeping Russia from going three straight years without world championships pairs medalists, which would be the longest drought for Soviet and Russian pairs since their dominance began in the 1960s.

Tarasova and Morozov trail Chinese leaders Sui Wenjing and Han Cong by 1.86 points and second-place Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany by .47.

Another Russian pair is in fifth place going into the free skate (1 p.m. ET, NBCSN, NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app).

Full worlds short program results are here.

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World Cup champ lands first quad cork 1800 (video)

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Switzerland’s Andri Ragettli landed what’s being touted as the first ski quad cork 1800 in a video published recently.

Ragettli, 18, is one of the leading slopestyle skiers in the world. He won the World Cup season title in 2015-16 and placed second this year, in addition to fifth- and sixth-place finishes at the last two Winter X Games.

Previously, Ragettli became the first slopestyle skier to land back-to-back triples in a full competition at the 2016 Winter X Games, according to ESPN.com.

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