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Ryan Lochte is an American swimmer who has won 11 Olympic medals in the sport, including five golds.
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Between the two, he won 10 gold medals (six at the 2009 event, a record in itself) and a silver and bronze medal, and set two more world records.
Capping the year, Lochte was named "Male Swimmer of the Year" by the USA Swimming Foundation and "American Swimmer of the Year" by Swimming World Magazine.
The year 2011 saw Lochte winning five more gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships and preparing for the 2012 Summer Games in London. While training for the London Games,
he said, "I am going to swim as many events as I possibly can."
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Lochte won two gold medals, in the 400-meter individual medley and 4-by-200-meter freestyle team event; and two silver medals, in the 4-by-100-meter freestyle relay team event and 200-meter individual medley (losing to Michael Phelps). He also placed fourth in the 200-meter freestyle. Lochte now has 11 Olympic medals under his belt, including five golds.
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