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Tyler Clary of US wins Olympic gold in men's 200 backstroke

12:59 PM, Aug 2, 2012   |    comments
Tyler Clary (Courtesy US Presswire)
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LONDON (AP) - Tyler Clary of the United States passed defending champion Ryan Lochte on the last lap and set an Olympic record to win the 200-meter backstroke at the London Games on Thursday.

Clary clocked 1 minute, 53.41 seconds to improve on the previous mark of 1:53.94 set by Lochte at the 2008 Beijing Games in a now-banned bodysuit.

Ryosuke Irie of Japan touched in 1:53.78 to take the silver medal and Lochte finished in 1:53.94 for bronze.

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