2022 FINA WORLD CUP – INDIANAPOLIS
- Thursday, November 3 – Saturday, November 5, 2022
- Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
- SCM (25 meters)
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results (Omega)
- Live Stream
- Day 3 Finals Live Recap
American distance star Katie Ledecky crushed the 800 SCM free world record on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis by nearly two seconds. At one point in the race, Ledecky was about three seconds ahead of the world record line, but she ultimately touched the wall at 7:57.42. She beat the previous mark set by Spanish Olympian Mireia Belmonte at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona.
This was Ledecky’s second world record-setting swim of the 2022 FINA World Cup after she destroyed the 1500 free record in Toronto. Her 800 split during that race was 8:00.58, within 1.3 seconds of Belmonte’s world record. “I was putting a lot of pressure on myself after last week,” Ledecky said after the race, “so having all these fans here to cheer me on meant a lot.”
Second-place finisher Summer McIntosh also had an incredible race, smashing her own Canadian national record by six seconds with a time of 8:07.12. USA’s Leah Smith finished in 3rd place to round out the podium (8:12.01).
Women’s 800 SCM Free Race Video