OMAHA, Neb. (AP) USA Swimming has a straightforward system for selecting its Olympic team: the top two finishers in each event at the trials are the ones who compete individually at the Summer Games. No exceptions are made for injuries or other setbacks, which is why Ryan Lochte won't get a chance to defend his Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley.
Via CSN Chicago
10 hours ago
One of USA swimming’s greats might not make an appearance in Rio de Janeiro in August. Eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte pulled his groin during Sunday’s 400-meter individual medley preliminary trial and failed to qualify for the event. Lochte won gold in the 400 IM in 2012, but now, his future at the 2016 Rio Olympics is in jeopardy. Lochte still has trials for the...
Ryan Lochte misses qualifying for Olympics in 400IM as Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland top the defending champion
OMAHA, Neb. – Chase Kalisz touched the wall first in the men’s 400-meter individual medley final, sending his idol’s fists soaring Sunday night from the television perch at a delirious U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. The mentor was an overwhelmed...
OMAHA, Neb. -- The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a stunner: Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games.Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist, raced out to a big lead on the first two legs of the 400-meter individual medley but had nothing left for the breaststroke and freestyle. He finished third behind...
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Reigning gold medalist Ryan Lochte fails to qualify for the 400m individual medley, his signature race, after Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland overcome him at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
OMAHA, Neb. – Ryan Lochte ended the mystery Friday, two days before the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials begin at CenturyLink Center. The 31-year-old, now based in Charlotte, N.C. with SwimMAC Carolina, will indeed race the 400-meter individual medley when...
OMAHA, Neb. -- Ryan Lochte knew there would be obstacles on his way to qualifying for his fourth Olympics. He just wasn't expecting one while trying to get to the U.S. swimming trials.Lochte's plane from Charlotte, North Carolina, was diverted to Kansas City, Missouri, because of an oxygen issue, leaving him and his Swim MAC teammates short of their final destination of Omaha. The...
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3 days ago | Discuss
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Ryan Lochte knew there would be obstacles on his way to qualifying for his fourth Olympics. He just wasn't expecting one while trying to get to the U.S. Swimming Trials. Lochte's plane from Charlotte, North Carolina, was diverted to Kansas City, Missouri, because of an oxygen issue, leaving him and his Swim MAC teammates short of their final destination of Omaha...
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago
One would think Ryan Lochte might be a little upset because of the increased competition brought by Michael Phelps’ return to the pool for a 2016 Olympics bid. But it’s the exact opposite. Lochte seems to be enjoying the renewed rivalry and is glad to have his friend back in the pool with him. That’s not the only reason why Lochte is happy, though. He bet Phelps that the 22...
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte tweeted a picture Monday of his supposed 10,000 calorie meal. And, it wasn’t weird at all. I take that back. It was all kinds of weird. Back in 2008, fellow Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps’ monster caloric-intakes got crazy publicity. He ate 8,000-10,000 calories a day. It appears Lochte is going for a massive amount of chicken, a tray of...
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