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Topic - Ryan Lochte
"She's not normal," said U.S. coach Dave Salo, marveling at another world-record performance by the 16-year-old from Bethesda, Md., who doesn't even have her driver's license yet.
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.
Franklin gave up her bid to win eight golds in Barcelona, scratching the 50 back so she could focus on the 200 free. That decision paid off Wednesday night when she touched first in 1 minute, 54.81 seconds.
The 16-year-old from Bethesda, Md., barely missed the world record in the 400 freestyle, but there was no doubt it would fall in the 1,500. Ledecky and defending world champion Lotte Friis went at it stroke for stroke much of the race, the Danish swimmer slightly ahead.
Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is diving into the world of reality television with a six-episode series debuting in April.
Michael Phelps has added another triumph to his list of accomplishments: The Associated Press male athlete of the year.
With his camera-ready good looks, quirky catchphrases and funky fashion choices, swimmer Ryan Lochte parlayed the five medals he won at the 2012 Olympic Games into a burgeoning media career.
Seven-time nominee Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais, creator of "The Office," are among the stars who will be handing out Emmys on this year's prime-time awards show.
The London games may be over, but Britain's Prince Harry isn't letting Team USA get away with the swimming gold that easily.
Can't you just hear President Obama's speech to the U.S. Olympic athletes when they visit the White House? He'll point to their gold medals and say, "You didn't win that. Government did it for you. We built the Olympic training center the roads that lead to it we provide the coaches and team doctors. Since we won the medals for you, please place them in the communal pot behind the stage.
Phillip Phillips says he wasn't that excited about performing his debut single, "Home," when he won "American Idol" this year. That's because he didn't have any creative control over the tune.
It's time for Round 2 of Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte. Their first showdown of the London Olympics went to Lochte in a runaway on the opening night of the swimming competition. This one figures to be a lot closer.
Michael Phelps spent the day thinking about all the things he's doing for the final time at the pool. It turns out that included one last win over Ryan Lochte.
Tyler Clary of the United States passed defending champion Ryan Lochte on the last lap and set an Olympic record to win the 200-meter backstroke at the London Games on Thursday.
Nathan Adrian took out the Missile by a fingertip.
"I just didn't have it," Lochte said. "I got very short and choppy on my stroke and I just fell apart. But 100 fly, it's the first time swimming it internationally. I'm still learning how to swim that event, but I'm going to keep trying it every year and hopefully I get better."
"It was so painful," said Lochte, who had the big crowd at the Palau Sant Jordi shouting his nonsensical catchphrase every time he dove in the water. "I don't want to do that again."