(Video Interview) Ryan Lochte Loves The Pain Of A Triple

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Ryan Lochte swam a tough double tonight, winning the 200 backstroke and then falling to eighth in the 100 freestyle A final. After his busy night, he spoke to the media about enjoying getting the pain back with his triple this morning. Despite winning the 200 backstroke, Lochte was not pleased with his time, but said he knew the racing was important.

Watch the interview here:

Original Race Reports:

Men’s 200 Back

Ryan Lochte scratched the 200 IM to focus on the 200 backstroke and he won the event tonight. Lochte stopped the clock in 2:01.04, not far ahead of Omar Pinzon in 2:01.65. Connor Green was third in 2:02.03.

Bryce Mefford (2:03.20), Johannes Calloni (2:03.73), Nolan Tesone (2:04.10), Preston Jenkins (2:05.45), and Drew Cosgarea (2:05.61) also competed in the A final.

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Men’s 100 Free

Nathan Adrian absolutely dominated the A final of the 100 freestyle tonight. Adrian turned in a 48.00 to tie the fourth fastest time in the world this year, matching Florent Manaudou‘s effort.

Only three other swimmers tonight even cleared 50 seconds. Christian Quintero (49.45), Jimmy Feigen (49.80), and Conor Dwyer (49.89) finished second through fourth.

Matias Koski (50.04), Michael Chadwick (50.12), Daniel Ramirez (50.43), and Ryan Lochte (50.69) also competed in the A final.

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