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Katie Ledecky trumps Missy Franklin

Updated: August 7, 2014, 11:49 PM ET
Associated Press

IRVINE, Calif. -- Katie Ledecky beat defending champion Missy Franklin to win the 200-meter freestyle in a showdown of teen swimming queens Thursday night at the U.S. national championships. Franklin returned 75 minutes later to win the 200 backstroke.

Ledecky led the last 150 meters of the 200 free and touched in a career-best 1 minute, 55.16 seconds -- second-fastest in the world this year. She won the 800 free on opening night, and owns world records in the 800 and 1,500 freestyles.

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