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Australia's Cate beats Missy to win 100 metres freestyle gold

August 02, 2013 22:43 IST

Australia's Cate beats Missy to win 100 metres freestyle gold

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Cate Campbell of Australia won gold in the women's 100 metres freestyle at the world championships in Barcelona on Friday.

Campbell clocked a time of 52.34 seconds, with Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden taking silver in 52.89 and Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands bronze in 53.42.

American teenager Missy Franklin, who has four golds this week, was fourth.


Image: Cate Campbell of Australia (left) is congratulated by Britta Steffen of Germany
Photographs: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

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Ryan Lochte wins third 200 metres backstroke gold

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American Ryan Lochte won the third 200 metres backstroke gold of his career at the world championships on Friday.

The decorated 28-year-old clocked a time of one minute 53.79 seconds, with Radoslaw Kawecki of Poland taking silver in 1:54.24 and Lochte's compatriot, Olympic champion Tyler Clary, bronze in 1:54.64.

Lochte, who won 200 metres individual medley gold on Thursday, is only the second man to win three 200 backstroke titles after compatriot and world record holder Aaron Peirsol, who won four in 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2009.

Lochte was champion in 2007 and at the last world championships in Shanghai two years ago.


Image: Ryan Lochte of the USA celebrates
Photographs: Al Bello/Getty Images

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