Few American Olympic athletes are more accomplished than swimmer Ryan Lochte.
He represented the U.S. at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, the 2008 Games in Beijing, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and again, in 2016 in Rio.
He brought home a total of 12 medals during his 17-year Olympic career, and he came within an eyelash of making the 2021 team and being in Tokyo right now.
Lochte fell short at the Trials in Omaha in June, and has not gotten over the fact he didn’t make it as he cheers on the American swim team while watching them on television.
“It’s so weird. I’m not going to lie, and I’m not going to sugar coat it. I’m pissed. I’m sad. It’s just weird nevus for the past four Olympics, for 16-years straight, I’ve been at the big show. And for me not being there, watching Team USA swim, it’s so weird watching it from my living room. I’m usually there, cheering my teammates on from the pool deck, but now I’m not. It’s very weird.”
Lochte appeared on SporTZ Now with Tom Zenner, on Valuetainment Sports, and didn’t shy away from any topics relating to his career, his controversies, and all other fascinating topics brought up on the interview.
Click here to watch the entire interview with Olympic swimming legend Ryan Lochte, as he also discusses:
1. Simone Biles and the issues she’s dealing with.
2. The fact all his sponsors dropped him during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
3. If his swimming career is over or if has one more run in him.
4. What life is really like inside the Athletes Village
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