New World Record: Women’s 400 freestyle

New World Record: Women’s 400 freestyle 

by Bruno Moreno

Katie Ledecky is no longer the WR in the women’s 400 meter freestyle. The Australian Olympic Champion has just broken Ledecky’s former WR in a time of 3:56.40. That time is 0.06 faster than the previous historic WR.

This makes Titmus the fastest swimmer in history in this event. This world record adds to her amazing career at last year’s Olympics. She is now the current Olympic Champion and world record holder in this event.

Ariarne Titmus (photo via: Jack Spitser)

Titmus said a few weeks that she will not be attending this year’s World Championships to concentrate only on Commonwealth Games. This being said, Ledecky will have the opportunity to take her record back. She demonstrated an amazing technique and solid times at the US International Team Trials. Let’s see if the new training in Florida can make her break the WR once again.


She is definitely the favorite to win gold in Budapest, however, her main objective now is to have the WR again. Will she make it?

Watch WR of Titmus here!

Last update: May, 2022

Written by:

Bruno M

Professional Sports Analyst and Journalist

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x