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Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte United States of America

  • Country: United States
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Height: 6'2" / 1.88m
  • Weight: 194 lbs / 88.0 kg
  • Born: 8/3/1984
  • Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL, USA
  • Career Highlights: Lochte's London Olympics got off to a brilliant start with a dominating gold-medal performance in the 400-meter individual medley, but the rest of his Games may not have quite lived up to his lofty expectations. He goes home with two golds, two silvers, one bronze and one fourth-place finish. One of the silvers came in the 200 IM in his final showdown with Michael Phelps, who won gold. "For the most part I'm pretty satisfied," said Lochte, who plans to swim on to the 2016 Rio Games as Phelps retires. "Yeah, I wanted to get all golds in my events, but you know it didn't happen. ... I'm going to have to live with that and move on and learn from it, and try not to make the same mistakes in the next four years." Lochte has now totaled 11 medals - five gold - from three Olympics. He won gold in the 200 backstroke and 800 freestyle relay in Beijing, helping the Americans to another win in the relay in London in the same event that got him his first gold in Athens in 2004. Lochte has won 57 medals in major international competition and was the undisputed star at the 2011 world championships, where he won five golds and beat Phelps in two head-to-head races. That performance helped him win World Swimmer of the Year and American Swimmer of the Year honors from Swimming World magazine, defending his titles from the previous year. In 2010, Lochte became the first swimmer to win seven medals at the short-course worlds and the first individual to set a world record since body-length swimsuits were banned. Earlier that year at nationals, Lochte won the 200 IM for his first victory over Phelps in a major national or international meet. At the University of Florida, Lochte was a seven-time NCAA champion, seven-time SEC champ and 24-time All-American.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008,2004
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