Created on Friday, 02 August 2013 Written by PAUL NEWBERRY,AP Sports Writer
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — On a night when Missy Franklin finally lost, Ryan Lochte turned in an epic performance.
Lochte swam three races in less than two hours at the world championships, coming away with two gold medals and the top time in an event he's competing in for the first time at a major international meet.
Lochte won the 200-meter backstroke, posted the fastest time in the semifinals of the 100 butterfly, and put the Americans ahead to stay in the 4x200 freestyle relay. Not bad for a guy who says he didn't train as much as usual while filming a reality television show.
Franklin's winning streak ended after four straight golds. She finished fourth in the 100 freestyle behind gold medalist Cate Campbell of Australia.