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Lochte wins fifth gold at worlds

Ryan Lochte won two more races at the short-course world championships in Turkey on Sunday, finishing the event with six golds and one silver. The result matched his medal tally when the biennial championships were held in Dubai in 2010.

Lochte won the 100-metre individual medley, a day after he broke the world record in the event. The five-time Olympic champion finished in 51.21 seconds, ahead of Kenneth To of Australia and George Bovell III of Trinidad and Tobago.

To started well and led at the halfway mark. He held off Lochte over the breaststroke leg, but the American accelerated in the freestyle to move ahead.

Lochte then joined the US team of Matthew Grevers, Kevin Cordes and Thomas Shields to win the 4x100-metre medley relay in 3:21.03, defeating Russia in second place and Australia in third. Lochte's time of 45.22 seconds was the fastest on the team.

He also won silver in the 200 backstroke. Earlier Sunday, he said he was starting to feel tired.

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"All the races I have done last week are starting to catch up," he said. "But it is the last day of the tournament and there is always something left in the tank."

Radoslaw Kawecki of Poland beat Lochte and said he had deployed the same tactics as his rival.

"We both wanted to wait until the final 50-75 metres and start pushing really hard. I am happy I came out on top and proved that I was better prepared than Lochte," Kawecki said, adding it felt "great to be better than a world record holder."

Lochte broke the world record in the 100 IM with a time of 50.71 in the semifinals at Sinan Erdem Arena on Saturday, eclipsing the mark set by Peter Mankoc of Slovenia in December 2009. On Friday, the American broke the world record in the 200 IM.

100 m freestyle
1. Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 45.65
2. Tommaso D'Orsogna (AUS) 46.80
3. Evgeny Lagunov (RUS) 46.81

200 m backstroke
1. Radoslaw Kawecki (POL) 1:48.48
2. Ryan Lochte (USA) 1:48.50
3. Ryan Murphy (USA) 1:48.86

100 m individual medley
1. Ryan Lochte (USA) 51.21
2. Kenneth To (AUS) 51.38
3. George Bovell III (TRI) 51.66

50 m breaststroke
1. Aleksander Rognerud Hetland (NOR) 26.30
2. Damir Dugonjic (CRO) 26.32
3. Florent Manadou (FRA) 26.33

200 m butterfly
1. Kazuya Kaneda (JPN) 1:51.01
2. Laszlo Cesh (HUN) 1:51.66
3. Nikolay Skvortsov (RUS) 1:52.33

1500 m freestyle
1. Mads Glaesner (DEN) 14:30.01
2. Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 14:31.13
3. Pal Joensen (FRO) 14:36.93

4x100 m medley relay
1. USA 3:21.03
2. Russia 3:22.86
3. Australia 3:24.77

50 m backstroke
1. Zhao Jing (CHN) 25.95
2. Olivia Smoliga (USA) 26.13
3. Aleksandra Urbanczyk (POL) 26.50

200 m breaststroke
1. Rikke Moeller Pedersen (DEN) 2:16.08
2. Laura Sogar (USA) 2:16.93
3. Kanako Watanabe (JPN) 2:19.76

100 m butterfly
1. Ilaria Bianchi (ITA) 53.13
2. Liu Zige (CHN) 56.58
3. Jemma Lowe (GBR) 56.66

50 m freestyle
1. Aliaksandra Herasimenia (BLR) 23.64
2. Francesca Halsall (GBR) 23.87
3. Jeanette Ottesen Gray (DEN) 24.00

200 m freestyle
1. Allison Schmitt (USA) 1:53.59
2. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 1:54.31
3. Melanie Costa Schmid (ESP) 1:54.45


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