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Ryan Lochte: Freestyle Qualifier!

Ryan Lochte: Freestyle Qualifier!

Ryan Lochte keeps making us proud – he qualified for the 200 meter freestyle race at the 2012 Summer Olympics during the preliminary round on Sunday (July 29) at the Aquatics Centre in London, England.

The 27-year-old swimming star earned the USA’s first gold medal of the 2012 Games yesterday in the 400 meter individual medley race!

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Ryan came in second in the qualifying round, finishing after China’s Sun Yang. He doesn’t sound too worried, though – “I didn’t get to bed until like 2 a.m. so I’m a little tired, but it was a prelims swim, so I’m not too worried about it,” he told a CBS reporter.

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  • what

    He’s gorgeous!

  • monoi

    His team just LOST ! HAHAHAHA

    Et paf les américains

  • Anon

    He’s awesome and so talented! Go TEAM USA!!!!

  • Elisa

    Beat Loser. Who came in 4 th place Michael Phelps, Michael could. Not
    Even help to win first in today’s race either… You comment page make
    Fun of Tom Cruise but when I make fun of Katie Holmes it gets low
    Comment! His team is US.. They got a Silver Losermo oi!

  • BEAN

    He’s soooooooo handsome. America can we keep him over here please?

  • MR

    But he failed his anchor lag for 4×100 relay !! Frenchies beat them ! He should have swam the Phelp’s spot, who I think is a strong finisher. Anyway, the last french guy is a sprinter. But, what a win ! Lochte needs to focus on the matches and spend less time on media circus.

  • BEAN

    @MR: Michael Phelps did SOOOO well in that. Ryan really did mess it up – they were so close to being first!!

  • beat the drugs

    Go Lochte…..

  • nika

    you guys are little too harsh on him. First of all, he must be super tired by now! I did competitive swimming and it’s not just one race. First, you have to qualify and then later that day you actually swim finals so he must be exhausted! Second of all, he’s not the one making a decision on who swims when, their coach does! Anyways, London will be his and on top of that he’s hot!

  • http://www.sleekbedding.com/ James

    Good work man, congrats…

  • xoxo

    Yes, I will blame the coach. It should have been Phelps who swam the anchor leg !! If they win, Phelps is the greatest. If they loose, it’s obvious he’s not what he used to be. Phelps is definitely more eager to win since he didn’t medal the other day.

  • Lindsay

    I want to lick him clean

  • Nicole

    He looks like an old man.

  • http://www.capoeiramoves.net Capoeira Moves

    I think people should really stop comparing him to phelps. After all, they really are, not the same person. If he wins, good for him. If he doesn’t, well, its his loss.

    How to capoeira

  • https://twitter.com/DanBerjac Berjac

    Great news,he is very talented .Wish him all the best.

  • kora

    Rooting for you Lochte! Keep making us proud!

  • Ellgy

    @Nicole:

    He looks like a real man.

  • aimee

    proud gator! proud american!

  • Hannah

    He is so cute! ANd gosh people grow up! a 400 lap is a lot. i bet youcouldn’t even do it. so shut up!

  • Observer

    His muscles have muscles.
    Some people do hit the genetic jack pot.
    He scores a 10 all the way around.
    Well done and good work!

  • British Latin American

    He’s one talented studly man. I want him to win as much as possible, but I won’t mind if he does not.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/best-pet-hair-vacuum Desdemona

    Frenchies beat them ! He should have swam the Phelp’s spot, who I think is a strong finisher. Anyway, the last french guy is a sprinter.

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