Swimming: USA's Ryan Lochte wins third straight 200m individual medley gold
BARCELONA (REUTERS) - American Ryan Lochte won a third consecutive world title in the men's 200 metres individual medley in Barcelona on Thursday.
He touched in a time of 1min 54.98sec, almost a second slower than the world record of 1:54.00 he set to win the gold in 2011.
Kosuke Hagino of Japan was second in 1:56.29 and Thiago Pereira of Brazil third in 1:56.30.
Lochte is the second man after compatriot Michael Phelps to win a treble of 200m IM world titles.