Olympics

Lochte wins gold in 200m backstroke

Share This Story

   
 

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)

Ryan Lochte began one of the most grueling sessions of his swimming career with another world championship Friday.

World championship swimming gallery

WORLD CLASS

The world's best are chasing gold in the world championships. Check out all the action.

Lochte claimed his second gold medal in Barcelona with a victory in 200-meter backstroke, beating reigning Olympic champion and teammate Tyler Clary.

The winning time was 1 minute, 53.79 seconds. The silver went to Poland's Radoslaw Kawecki, while Clary settled for bronze.

Lochte pushed the early pace, leading at the first flip, and had enough to hold off his challengers. He won by 0.45 seconds.

The race was the first of three that Lochte had in about a 90-minute span. He also qualified for the semifinals of the 100 butterfly and had a spot on the U.S. team in the 4x200 freestyle relay.

Tagged: Ryan Lochte

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


OLYMPIC VIDEOS

Olympian Van Dyken injured in ATV accident

Posted: Jun 09, 2014
America's Pregame provides an update on the condition of former Olympic swimmer ...

Phelps clocks fastest qualifying time in return

Posted: Apr 24, 2014
Michael Phelps clocks the fastest qualifying time in 100-meter butterfly at the ...

Clark claims 7th US Open halfpipe crown

Posted: Mar 09, 2014
Watch Kelly Clark land the first-ever cab 1080 en route to claiming her 7th win ...

Gold wins US Open halfpipe

Posted: Mar 09, 2014
Watch Taylor Gold's US Open-clinching run in the halfpipe, featuring an epic Fro...

Blind skier prepares for 2014 Paralympic Games

Posted: Mar 07, 2014
Blind skier Staci Mannella pushes the limits as she prepares for the 2014 Paraly...

Fox Sports Store