Lochte wins 200 IM, breaks meet record

BY foxsports • May 13, 2012

Ryan Lochte salvaged an otherwise underwhelming weekend by winning the 200 IM and setting a new meet record at the Charlotte Grand Prix on Sunday.

Lochte failed to earn a medal in his other five events, but closed strong by beating Conor Dwyer and Eric Shanteau with a time of 1 minute, 57.63 seconds. It was a rewarding finish for Lochte, who failed to qualify for the finals of the 100-meter freestyle earlier in the day after placing 33rd in the preliminaries.

Lochte's previous best finish of the weekend was sixth place in the 200 free. He was seventh in the 400 IM and eighth in the 100 backstroke. He failed to qualify for the main heat in the 50 backstroke and pulled out of the finals.