Ryan Lochte life and biography

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Ryan Lochte biography

Date of birth : 1984-08-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-08-18
Credited as : Swimmer, Olympic medalist,

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Ryan Lochte is an American swimmer and a six-time Olympic medalist (three gold, two silver, one bronze).

Ryan Steven Lochte is the free-spirited American backstroke specialist who won two medals at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and three at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The son of a swim coach, Lochte began swimming as a kid and soon developed a reputation as an eager competitor in the pool and a loosey-goosey prankster outside of it. He took his whimsical intensity to the University of Florida, and was a student there when he won his Athens gold medal as part of the American 800-meter relay team and finished second to Michael Phelps in the 200-meter individual medley. He then set world records in the 200-meter backstroke in both 25-meter pool (2006) and 50-meter pool (2007) versions, while continuing a spirited rivalry with Phelps. At Beijing, Lochte won gold in the 200-meter backstroke and bronze medals in the 200-meter and 400-meter IM.

Lochte has a tattoo of the Olympic rings on the inside of his right bicep.

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