BERLIN, Oct 12 (Reuters) American Kate Ziegler broke two freestyle short-course world records in a single race today at a meet in Essen setting new marks over 800 and 1,500-metres.
Ziegler set a world record in the 800 with a time of eight minutes 9.68 seconds, beating the mark of 8:11.25 held by France's Laure Manaudou, en route to a record in the 1,500 of 15:32.90, below Manaudou's 15:42.39.
The records, announced on the Web site of the SG Essen swimming club (www.sg-essen.de) which organised the meet, eclipsed Manaudou's 800 mark recorded on December 9 2005 in Italy and 1,500 record set on November 20 2004 in France.
Ziegler won the gold medal over both distances at the world championships earlier this year in Melbourne.
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