Nathan Adrian

Katie Ledecky wins two golds to open world championships

Katie Ledecky wins two golds to open world championships

Katie Ledecky is off to a golden start at the world championships.

Make it a double.

The 20-year-old American star began an audacious week by winning a pair of gold medals Sunday on the opening night of swimming along the Danube River. She cruised to a dominating victory in the 400-meter freestyle and put the U.S. ahead to stay in the 4x100 free relay.

Anchored by Nathan Adrian, the American men also won gold in the 4x100 free.

“It was a good first night for Team USA,” Ledecky said. “I'm happy with my two swims and how it all went.”

The only blip of a disappointment: Ledecky didn't break the 400 free world record she set last summer at Rio de Janeiro....

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