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Ryan Lochte makes history with fourth 200m gold

Kazan: USA's Ryan Lochte made history by winning his fourth straight 200m individual medley gold at the world swimming championships yesterday. Lochte clocked 1min 55.81sec with Brazil's Thiago Pereira taking silver at 0.84sec and China's Wang Shun picked up bronze at 1.00.

USA's Ryan with his 200m IM gold in Kazan yesterday. Pic/AFP
USA's Ryan with his 200m IM gold in Kazan yesterday. Pic/AFP 

Thirty-one-year-old Lochte is the first swimmer to win the world 200m IM four times in a row and has now won 16 gold medals at world championships dating back to 2005.

Michael Phelps has won three consecutive 200m IM world titles, but Lochte has now taken the gold in this event at every world championships since Rome in 2009.

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