LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Tyler Clary of the United States celebrates after winning the gold in the Men's 200m Backstroke final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 2, 2012 in London, England. …
LONDON - 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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