Ryan Steven Lochte is known to be one of the most recognizable American swimmers after winning six gold, three bronze, and three silver Olympic medals. He is the second most talented male swimmer in the history of Olympic Games. The 12-time Olympic medalist is famous for being skilled in short course an long course competitions.
In the 2016 Rio Olympic session, he participated in the 200 meter freestyle relay. His ambition and hard work let the U.S team win the gold medal, bringing his overall tally to 12. He swam the third leg in the final and this made him second only to Michael Phelps. In the 200 meter individual medley, Lochte finished the 5th place..
Early life and background
He was born on 3rd August, in the year 1984 in Rochester, New York to Ileane “Ike” Lochte and Steven. Both of his parents, who were swim coaches, influenced him a lot to pursue his career as a swimmer. Lochte began swimming at a very early age. In spite of swimming, he was also highly fascinated with skateboarding and basketball.
After graduating from the high school, Lochte enrolled the Florida University where he joined the Florida Gators swimming team. He was named as the NCAA Swimmer of the year twice during his university days. Other than that, he also made history as a seven time SEC champion, a seven time NCAA champion and a twenty four time all American.
His talent, ambition and hard work led him to qualify for the 2004 Olympics, held in Athens, Greece. He won the gold medal in the 4*200 meter freestyle relay, and silver medal in the 200-meter individual medley. Other than that, he also took part at the FINA Short Course World Championships and own gold, silver and bronze medal in several races.
After a year, he won two bronze medals in the World Aquatics Championships. In 2006, Lochte broke the records of Tom Dolan in the NCAA 400-yard individual medley.
In 2007, he made world record during his first individual long course at the World Aquatic Championships. He won gold medal in the 200 meter backstroke race.
In the Beijing Olympics he did not fail to receive several medals including two gold and two bronze medals. He continued to build up his records both in the 2009 and 2010 World Aquatics Championships. The USA Swimming Foundation named him as the “Male Swimmer of the Year”.
In 2011, he bought home five more gold medals from the World Aquatics Championships.
Lochte then looked forward to the 2012 Summer Olympics and won two gold medals.
The 1.83 meter tall swimming superstar introduced his own television reality show named ‘What Would Ryan Lochte Do?’ affiliated by E! channel, in 2013. He tried a new look by dying his hair blue-grey for the 2016 Rio Olympic session. In 2016 Olympics, he secured the fifth position in the 200 meter individual medley.
There are certain rumors about the link ups between Ryan Lochte and Australian swimmer Blair Evans. The Australian press played a great role in spreading the rumors. But in 2012, Lochte’s mother let the media know that her son hardly has the time of being in a relationship.
Ryan Lochte – Net Worth
It is estimated that Ryan Lochte enjoys an approximated net worth of $3 million. His annual earnings stand for $1.3 million.