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American Ryan Lochte swims powerfully to win his first individual gold medal in the 200m backstroke final, shattering his own world record. Lochte hits the wall in 1:53.94, only 0.39 seconds ahead of the defending Olympic Champion and compatriot Aaron Peirsol. Russian Arkady Vyatchanin finishes in 1:54.93, picking up the bronze medal. Swimming Men's 200m Backstroke Final - World Record (1:53.94) - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Ryan Lochte (USA), Aaron Peirsol (USA), Arkady Vyatchanin (RUS)

200m backstroke, Beijing 2008, LOCHTE, Ryan, PEIRSOL, Aaron, Swimming, United States of America, VYATCHANIN, Arkady, Men,

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