Lochte Sets personal best at World Swimming Championships


Published: Monday, August 1, 2005 at 2:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 1, 2005 at 2:50 p.m.

Senior Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) ended the FINA World Swimming Championships on Sunday in Montreal by setting a new personal record in the 400-meter individual medley to claim fifth.

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USA's Ryan Lochte smiles as he sings the U.S. national anthem during the medal ceremony for the men's 200-meter individual medley Thursday, July 28, 2005 at the World Aquatics Championships in Montreal. Lochte won the bronze medal in the event.

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Hungary's Laszlo Cseh (4:09.63) set a fast pace early and led the race from start to finish.

Lochte remained close, trailing by 26-tenths of a second at the 250-meter mark to finish with a 4:13.67. His pervious best was 4:16.80 at the 2003 Pan Am Games.

Lochte also set new personal best times in the 200 IM on Thursday (1:57.79) to finish third. He finished third again on Friday in the 200 backstroke with a personal best 1:57.00.

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