Friday December 14, 2012Lochte Wins Gold in World Record Time at World Short Course Championships
Day three brought another successful night at the FINA World Short Course Championships for Gators. Blistering the field in a new world record time, Ryan Lochte (USA) secured his fourth gold medal and fifth overall with his win in the 200 IM.
Lochte finished in a time of 1:49.63, besting his own previous world record of 1:50.08 and finishing three seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Also in the final heat was Conor Dwyer (USA), who finished fifth with a time of 1:53.99. Both Lochte and Dwyer are currently still training in Gainesville, Fla.
Gator Hilda Luthersdottir (Iceland) took to the water in the women’s 100m breaststroke where she finished 22nd among a field of 59. She touched the wall in a time of 1:07.54 in the prelim, to just miss making the semifinal.
On day four of the FINA World Short Course Championships both Lochte and Dwyer will compete in the 100m IM. For the complete meet information, including TV schedule click here.