Nathan Adrian, Katie​ Ledecky nab more US short-course gold

AFP| Last Updated: Dec 06, 2014, 10:38 AM IST
Nathan Adrian, Katie​ Ledecky nab more US short-course gold

Olympic 100m freestyle gold medallist Nathan Adrian won the 200-yard freestyle Friday at the USA Swimming`s Winter Nationals.

Sprint specialist Adrian won in 1min 32.83sec for his first national title over a longer distance, albeit in yards rather than over the international race standard of 200 meters.

Katie Ledecky, the 17-year-old superstar who this year lowered world records in the 400m, 800m and 1,500m freestyle, won the women`s 200-yard free in 1:42.39.

Adrian and Ledecky are among the few big names competing in the meet which coincides with the short course World Championships in Doha.

Nathan had won the 50-yard free on Thursday, when Ledecky triumphed in the 500-yard free.

Among other winners on Friday, Japan`s Junya Koga won the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 44.91sec.