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....