Titmus sets world record in short-course 400 freestyle

Gold medalist and new world record holder Australia's Ariarne Titmus poses during ceremonies for the women's 400m freestyle at 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Titmus broke the world record with a time of 3:53.92. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Gold medalist and new world record holder Australia's Ariarne Titmus, right, hugs USA's Leah Smith after the women's 400m freestyle at 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Titmus broke the world record with a time of 3:53.92. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
From left, Silver medalist China's Jianjiahe Wang, Gold medalist and new world record holder Australia's Ariarne Titmus and bronze medalist China's Bingjie Li during ceremonies for the women's 400m freestyle at 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Titmus broke the world record with a time of 3:53.92. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

HANGZHOU, China — Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus broke a second world record in three days, winning gold in the women's 400-meter freestyle at the world short-course swimming championships.

The 18-year-old Titmus finished in a time of 3 minutes, 53.92 seconds on Friday.

The previous world record-holder, China's Wang Jianjiahe, took silver with a time of 3:54.56. Another Chinese swimmer, Li Bingjie, finished third in 3:57.99.

Wang set the previous mark of 3:53.97 at a World Cup meet in Budapest in October.

Titmus broke the 200-meter freestyle short course world record on Wednesday.

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