ISTANBUL (AP) — Ryan Lochte captured his fifth gold medal at the short-course world championships in Turkey by winning the 100-meter individual medley Sunday, 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. Earlier Sunday, the American won silver in the 200 backstroke. Lochte broke the world record in the 100 IM with a time of 50.71 in the semifinals 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.