Lochte sets new 200m swimming medley record

Istanbul: American swimmer Ryan Lochte set a new world record in the 200 metre individual medley at the world short course championships, winning the title in a time of one minute 49.63 seconds.

The five-time world champion, who also won 200m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle gold Wednesday, shattered his own previous record of 1:50.08 set in December 2010 in Dubai, reports Xinhua.

Japan`s Daiya Seto was second in a time of 1:52.80 with Laszlo Cseh of Hungary taking bronze in 1:52.89.