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Ryan Lochte grabs world title in men's 200m individual medley

R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya
06.08.2015, 17:55 Sport
The first final heat has concluded as we speak at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan. The world’s top eight swimmers competed for medals in the men’s 200m individual medley relay.

American swimmer Ryan Lochte was first to touch the wall and stopped the watch at 1:55.81 to win the world title in the event. He was followed across the finish line by Thiago Pereira of Brazil who clocked 1:56.65. Bronze was claimed by Wang Shun of China who finished the race in 1:56.81. The gold medal didn’t come as a surprise for the US swimmer. As the swimming legend had admitted during one of his earlier interviews, he had seen himself among the major contenders for gold.

“Every time I am about to start I don’t think about the medals I’ve won because they are history. I try to live in the present and look into the future. Thus, every day I come to the pool I make my body work. A lot of athletes aim at gold here, and I hope I will be among the main contenders for gold,” Ryan Lochte said.

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Men. 200m individual medley

1. Ryan LOCHTE (USA) - 1:55.81

2. Thiago PEREIRA (BRA) - 1:56.65

3. WANG Shun (CHN) - 1:56.81

Kazan Arena Stadium. August 6

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