Lochte of US wins 200 free at short-course worlds

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Associated Press

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 12 at 1:06 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) — Olympic star Ryan Lochte won the 200-meter freestyle event Wednesday at the short-course world championships in Istanbul.

The American posted a time of 1 minute, 41.92 seconds at the Sinan Erdem Dome. Paul Biedermann of Germany finished second in 1:42.07, while Conor Dwyer of the United States was third in 1:43.78.

Lochte won six gold medals and one silver when Dubai hosted the short-course championships in 2010. He won five medals at the London Olympics, including two golds.

The championships end Sunday.

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