Lochte breaks 200m medley record in Turkey

KEN FERRIS
Last updated 11:35 15/12/2012

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Olympic Power Rankings: No 1 - Hamish Bond and Eric Murray chase perfection George Bennett enters the big time at the Tour de France 'Jacked' Brock Lesnar fires back at Mark Hunt over doping claims ahead of UFC 200 Hockey Manawatu's appeal in employment battle with Warren Banks fails Quiz: Test your sports knowledge - July 1 Kiwi men's rowing quad off to Rio Olympics after Russian fails drug test Black Sticks men edge India for first win of pre-Olympic Six Nations tournament Western Bulldogs suspend Tom Boyd and Zaine Cordy over alcohol-fuelled fight 'Amazed' Peter Snell still not yet convinced Olympic auction singlet is a fake Back injury puts Emily Gaddum's chances of Rio Olympics farewell in doubt

Ryan Lochte of the United States set a world record of one minute 49.63 seconds to win gold in the 200 metres individual medley at the world short-course championships today.

Lochte, who won the 200 freestyle and 4x100 freestyle world titles on Wednesday and gold in the 4x200 on Thursday, broke the record of 1:50.08 he set in December 2010 in Dubai.

Japan's Daiya Seto took silver in 1:52.80 with Hungary's Laszlo Cseh grabbing the bronze medal in 1:52.89.

Lochte won six gold medals and one silver when Dubai hosted the short-course event in 2010. He also won five medals at this year's London Olympics including two golds.

The 28-year-old American's victory gave him his fourth 200 individual medley title in a row at the short-course worlds having also snatched gold in Shanghai (2006), Manchester (2008) and Dubai (2010).

Lochte's world record on Friday was the first at this year's event, on the third day of competition.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content