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Thursday August 1, 2013Ryan Lochte Wins 13th Career World Championship Gold

Gainesville, Fla.

Ryan Lochte added to his illustrious career with his third consecutive World Championship in the 200-meter individual medley during the fifth day of competition at the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. With the victory, Lochte tallied his 13th career World Championship gold medal and 21st overall.

 

Lochte, the world record holder in the 200 IM, came home in a scorching time of 1:54.98. After trailing during the first 100 meters, Lochte took the lead during the breaststroke leg and never looked back, winning the event by 1.3 seconds.

 

Immediately after the medal ceremony, Lochte returned to the pool for the 200 backstroke semi-final and delivered the eventís second fastest swim of 1:55.88. Lochte enters tomorrowís final in medal contention and showed his ability to drop time from heat to heat after opening up the day with a prelim swim of 1:57.19.

 

Melani Costa-Schmid (Spain) guided her 4x200 free relay team to a fifth place finish and her third Spanish record of the meet (7:53.20). Costa-Schmid ends her meet with three top-five swims and Spainís second ever World Championships medal.

 

Junior Hilda Luthersdottir (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) earned a second swim in the 200 breaststroke after cranking out the 16th fastest prelim time of 2:28.12. Luthersdottir placed 15th in the event and posted a semi-final swim of 2:29.30.

 

Morning heats begin at 10 a.m. (Central European Time) or 4 a.m. (ET). Semi-finals and finals will start at 6 p.m. (CET) or 12 p.m. (ET).

 

Universal Sports Network and NBC are currently airing 70 hours of premier pool action during the course of the week.

 

For updates and recaps of the Gators at the World Championships, please visit GatorZone.com or follow @GatorZoneSwimDv on Twitter. Full schedule of events, America and World records, online live results and live video is linked below. The TV schedule is listed below.†

 

Schedule of Events

 

Link to Omega Timing for live results

 

Link for American and World records

 

Link for live video

 

Universal Sports Network and NBC 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships Broadcast Schedule:

All times ET Ė Schedule subject to change

Day

TV Time (ET)

Event

Network

Fri., Aug. 2

12-2:30 p.m. LIVE

Swimming Finals

Universal Sports

Sat., Aug. 3

1-3 p.m.

Swimming

NBC

Sat., Aug. 3

9-11 p.m.

Swimming (Re-air)

Universal Sports

Sun., Aug. 4

4-6 p.m.

Swimming

NBC

Sun., Aug. 4

9-11 p.m.

Swimming (Re-air)

Universal Sports

 

EVENING SESSION RESULTS

 

Menís 200-meter individual medley (final):

Ryan Lochte, 1st, 1:54.98

 

Menís 200-meter backstroke (semi-final):

Ryan Lochte, 2nd, 1:55.88

 

Womenís 200-meter breaststroke (semi-finals):

Hilda Luthersdottir, 15th, 2:29.30

 

Womenís 4x200-meter freestyle relay (prelims):

Melani Costa-Schmid (Spain), 5th, 7:53.20

 

MORNING SESSION RESULTS

 

Menís 200-meter backstroke (prelims):

Ryan Lochte, 3rd, 1:57.19 (advances to semi-finals)

 

Womenís 200-meter breaststroke (prelims):

Hilda Luthersdottir, 16th, 2:28.12 (advances to semi-finals)

 

Womenís 4x200-meter freestyle relay (prelims):

Melani Costa-Schmid (Spain), 4th, 7:54.90

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