Swimming - Swimming-Lochte sets world record in 200 individual medley

ISTANBUL, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Ryan Lochte of the United States set a world record of one minute 49.63 seconds to win gold in the 200 metres individual medley at the world short course championships on Friday.


Lochte, who had already won the 200 freestyle and 4x100 freestyle world titles on Wednesday, broke the record of 1:50.08 he set in December 2010 in Dubai.

Japan's Daiya Seto took silver in 1:52.80 with Hungary's Laszlo Cseh winning the bronze medal in 1:52.89. (Writing by Ken Ferris in London; editing by Tony Jimenez)

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