Ryan Lochte is an American competitive swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist. Next toe Michael Phelps, Lochte is the most well known Olympian swimmer of all time. Lochte specializes in the backstroke and individual medley, but is also a freestyle and butterfly swimmer. He is noted for the speed and distance he attains while kicking underwater. Lochte is also known for his dominance in the short course format (25-yard and 25-meter-long pools).
In November 2019, Lochte revealed to Alex Rodriguez on an episode of CNBC’s Back In The Game that he once made “well over $1 million” a year and also earned $75,000 from a single sponsor. However, he also stated to Rodriguez that his scandals – which resulted in him being suspended and losing his sponsors – and lavish spending resulted in him suffering significant financial losses. He was forced to sell his 4,200 square feet (390 m2) home and now resides in a 1,800 square feet (170 m2) apartment.
Despite the scandals he’s been involved in during his heyday in the Olympics, one thing Lochte did right was marrying former Playboy Playmate, Kaya Rae Reid. If you haven’t seen her before, you need to scroll down and see what you’re missing out on.
Speaking of the Olympians, are the 2021 Summer Olympics in danger of being cancelled again? Last year, the the 2020 Summer Olympics were cancelled and rescheduled for this year. There has been a lot of petitioning for the games to be cancelled again, but the executive board of the International Olympic Committee appears to be holding strong.
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