World Short Course: Ryan Lochte gives gold medal to fan

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Lochte gives gold medal to fan

Five-time Olympic champion Ryan Lochte shatters his own world record to win gold in the 200m individual medley at the World Short Course Championships in Turkey, then gives the medal to a young fan.

The 28-year-old New Yorker, an 11-time Olympic medallist, finished in one minute, 49.63 seconds en route to a fourth consecutive gold medal at Sinan Erdem Arena.

His previous record had been 1:50.08, set in December 2010 in Dubai.

But the Florida-based swimmer stunned the crowd by handing his gold medal to a young boy who had been patiently waiting for the American's autograph.

He tells BBC Sport's Nick Hope: "The reason I'm in this sport is because of the fans and I just wanted to give something back."

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