Will Lochte keep upper hand on Phelps?

Ryan Lochte dethroned Michael Phelps as the world’s best swimmer in 2010, highlighted by Phelps-like domination at the year’s two biggest meets, the Pan Pacific Championships in August and the short-course world championships in December. Lochte won six golds at each meet. Many have been quick to point out that Lochte is merely the world’s […]

Lochte (USA), first ever with 7 medals

Ryan first ever with 7 medals at the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Ryan Lochte (USA) and Mireia Belmonte Garcia (ESP) were the best swimmers at the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Dubai (UAE), after getting respectively seven and four medals at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex. This consecration is […]

Ryan Lochte continues dominance at swimming worlds

SHANGHAI — Ryan Lochte continued to be the dominant swimmer of this year’s world championships, winning his third individual gold in the 200-meter backstroke and anchoring the U.S. men to their fourth consecutive world title in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay Friday. After winning the 200 back in a personal-best one minute, 52.96 seconds, Lochte swam […]

Lochte, Torres win $10,000 on ‘Millionaire’

On Monday’s heroes episode of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, Olympic swimmers Dara Torres and Ryan Lochte made it up to the fifth question of the trivia game show and used their “Ask The Audience” lifeline. They went with the advice of the studio audience, which unfortunately was wrong. Torres and Lochte were able […]

Taking the plunge

Backing Olympians is a big risk for sponsors, so why is Ryan Lochte an exception? Ben BakerLochte chills with his reps from Speedo. His pre-London portfolio includes four other sponsors, and you can expect more to take the bet that he won’t sink this summer. AS RYAN LOCHTE TELLS IT in his laid-back surfer way, […]

The Duel in the Pool: Meet Ryan Lochte, the Man Who Beat Michael Phelps (and Wants to Again)

If the drama in the 2008 Olympic pool was all about Michael Phelps, at the London Games it will be focused on the battle between Phelps and teammate Ryan Lochte Read more: No one is looking forward to the US Olympic trials more than Ryan Lochte. As the only man to beat the swimming […]

Ryan Lochte sets world record in 200 IM

SHANGHAI — Michael Phelps knew it would take a world record to win the 200-meter individual medley at the world championships. He just thought it would come from him. Instead, Phelps found himself on the losing end of a close finish Thursday, watching teammate Ryan Lochte celebrate the first world record set since high-tech bodysuits […]

Eight great male athletes of 2010

Ryan Lochte USA, swimming In winning his second consecutive award as world swimmer of the year, Lochte, 26, captured six gold medals at the Pan-Pacific Championships in Irvine. Lochte won both individual medleys, the 200-meter backstroke and freestyle races and took golds in both freestyle relays. At the World Short-Course Championships in Dubai later in […]