Swimming: Federica Pellegrini beats Katie Ledecky to 200m freestyle world title

Budapest (AFP) - Italy's Federica Pellegrini won the women's 200m freestyle gold medal at the world aquatics championships on Wednesday as Katie Ledecky had to settle for joint silver.

Pellegrini touched the wall first after 1min 54.73sec with American Ledecky, the reigning world and Olympic champion, and Australia's Emma McKeon sharing silver as they both clocked 1:55.18.