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Ryan Lochte sets new 200 medley world record

News 15 Dec 2012, 09:46 IST
Ryan Lochte of the US reacts after winning the men's 200m individual medley on December 14, 2012

Ryan Lochte of the US reacts after winning the men’s 200m individual medley final during the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul on December 14, 2012. Lochte sets new short course world record in 200m medley.

ISTANBUL - America’s Ryan Lochte set a new world record in the 200m individual medley at the world short course championships on Friday, winning the title in a time of 1min 49.63sec.

The five-time world champion, who also won 200m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle gold on Wednesday, shattered his own previous record of 1:50.08 set in December 2010 in Dubai.

Japan’s Daiya Seto was second in a time of 1:52.80 with Laszlo Cseh of Hungary taking bronze in 1:52.89.

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