Actually, coming into the Olympics, Phelps and Lochte SHARED the world record in the 200 IM. Phelps did improve and Lochte had a bit of a slower meet in the IM races. He did, of course set a world record in winning the 200m back about 10 days ago.
Do you think Ryan Lochte can beat Michael Phelps in the 200 m individual medley?
I don't think he will. Lochte always comes pretty close to Phelps in this race. Lochte has said to beat michael he would have to have a perfect race, but he thinks he is capable of it. It could happen, but I def don't think it will, and I SURE hope it doesn't. Plus I think Phelps is great because he makes things happen when it's important. He wants to win, but more than that he cannot accept a loss. I think he would kill himself before he let his friend lochte beat him at the olympics. Then again we need to consider how often he is swimming, it's got to be taking a toll.
I'm with you on being too involved in the races, lol. You would think I was friends with him or somthing. I can't take the anticipation, and the anxiety gets to me!! haha!! I don't know if I will be able to take it if he doesn't win .....
Here is a website that lists Michaels race times. It only lists the final not the heats, but it's all i could find.
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Lochte is my desktop :)
He is not single I am pretty sure he is still with that Burckle girl at least that is the impression I got at Olympic Trials when I saw both of them, also in this recent interview he hints at having a girlfriend... http://video.accesshollywood.com/player/?id=285341
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Ryan Lochte by FAAAAR is hotter than Micheal Phelps. As much as I love Phelps and will always be rooting for him and his 8 gold medals this olympics, Ryan is just perfection. Gorgeous.
OMG He is soooooo FINE. Even if he can't beat Phelps in swimming (for now at least), Ryan is just sooooo manly perfection gorgeous. His hair his abs, his tatoo, his swimming, his bod, OMG he's a freaking dreamboat! :) :) :) :)
I'm sorry, but I'm a RYAN LOCHTE FAN FOR LIFE!
just wondering how many people know who ryan lochte is?
ya i know who he is. hes a swimmer. hes a backstroker and IMer. has world record holder in one of the backtrokes. none of my non-swimmer friends know who he is so. i think hes only known around the swimming world.
Poll: Who has a better body, Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte?
OOOOh definitely Ryan lochte. I always liked him more than michael :)
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I love Ryan Locthe i told my parents that i want to be a professional back stroke swimmer just like ryan lochte they where ooh please he is a boy and u r a girl i was like does that make difference if i was a chick. Any way i got this of his site u can't send e-mails but u can send mail here is the fan address Ryan Lochte
c/o USA Swimming
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909-5760
http://www.ryanlochte.net/info.php and here is the web if u have any other question.
I wish u good luck on that letter to Ryan Lochte
This weekend brings us the next stop of the USA Swimming Grand Prix Series to Columbia, MO. The 3rd Missouri Grand Prix will get underway on Friday, February 13th and run through Monday, the 16th at the University of Missouri Aquatic Center.
who do u like better Ryan Lochte or Micheal Phelps?
i personally love ryan lochte sooooo much more than micheal phelps. Ryan seems to be less cocky and more down to earth. He is a great swimmer with better technique than micheal. Micheal Phelps is also pretty stupid to get caught doing drugs after becoming a role model for so many young kids. In terms of hotness I would pick lochte's curly hair and sweet smile over phelps' weird nose and double jointed feet!
What swimming events are Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte best at ?
Michael Phelps is a great butterflier.
1) 100 Fly
2) 200 Fly
3) 200 IM
4) 400 IM
5) 200 Free (not the best though)
Ryan Lochte is a great backstroker. He also swims the IM, though he loses to Phelps (but sometimes he wins)
There is not much out there. Wait until after the London Summer games as I’d bet Lochte will emerge as a STAR … maybe not equal Phelps’ 8 gold performance, but due to his personality and very good looks, he’ll become a real ‘poster boy.” I know nothing about iceposter.com.
Michael Phelps is kind. I've met him. He even signed his autograph and gave it to me. Ryan Lochte is rude. I've met him also and he didn't even sign his autograph (I told him soo many times please but he didn't listen).
I completely agree...Ryan Lochte is way too cute to even be compared to Michael Phelps. His hair is amazing....it makes you just want to curl up your hands in it. His eyes and his body is amazing, too. He seems like a cool, laid-back guy....and he's a GREAT swimmer. Basically, he's pefect.
Michael Phelps is the faster swimmer. Phelps has been breaking age group records since he was younger than 10 and broke a world record at age 15. However, I personally think that Ryan Lochte is a good swimmer. He isn't as genetically gifted but he trains hard and knows that the only way to beat Phelps is if he really focuses on one stroke.
why ryan lochte is less known than micheal phelps ?
First off, there's no accounting for other people's taste in who they find attractive, and you can't dictate to others who they should be attracted to. I personally prefer Matt Grevers, it's all personal taste. I knew who Lochte was back in '06, but you're right about many not knowing him and/or focusing on Phelps. In fairness, Michael is the greatest Olympic athlete (currently) to have ever lived, and that's out of all sports fields, not just swimming, you can't discredit him because he's been sub-par lately, he'll bounce back by time the Olympics roll around and even if he doesn't that won't change what he's already accomplished. Lochte has long been in Phelps' shadow, always second best. Do you know what being second best to the world's greatest athlete makes you, it makes you one of the greatest. I'm glad for Ryan, he's stepped up his training and even changed his diet, now he's giving Michael a run for his money, I always knew he had it in him, it was all a matter of whether had the conviction and the desire. And by the way, Michael is really nice, I have no idea why you're insulting him - his looks, his personality, his kindness - he's a great guy. If you're going to be so critical of Michael, I may as well say that I hate listening to interviews with Lochte - he's always saying exspecially, exspecially's not a word, and though I know he has a college degree, it makes him sound stupid. See, doesn't feel so nice to have people insult someone you're fond of and who you know doesn't deserve such censure. Try keeping your biased opinions to yourself and not insulting others who don't deserve it. Besides Ryan and Michael are actually really good friends.
Ryan Lochte and michael phelps only against eachother in 2 events?
Well, Lochte did beat phelps at trials, but it was close, and you never know. They are both AMAZING swimmers, so it could go either way. It will probably come down to who is better prepared mentally on race day. And ikr! It seems like there'd be more!
Um... Ryan Lochte may be phenomenal, but he isn't "the best breaststroker ever." Here are his results from the 2007 long course nationals:
400 IM - 1st - 4:13.55
200 Back - 4th - 1:59.11
800 FR - 6th - 7:32.16
100 Breast - 9th - 1:02.39
200 IM - 1st - 1:56.95
Below is link to video of 200 backstroke final from 2007.