London 2012: 10 Things You Need to Know About US Swimmer Ryan Lochte

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London 2012: 10 Things You Need to Know About US Swimmer Ryan Lochte
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Ryan Lochte is set to dominate in the pool at this summer's Olympic Games in London. 

No one could forget the way Michael Phelps captured the attention of the world as he swam to Olympic history at the 2008 Beijing Games. 

The games in London may be dominated by Lochte, who has emerged as arguably the best swimmer in the world. 

Let's start with some of the basics on Lochte. He is a 27-year-old American who specializes in the backstroke, although he has become an excellent all-around swimmer.

He is a six-time Olympic medalist, with three of those medals being gold, two being silver and one bronze. 

At last year's FINA World Championships, Lochte won five gold medals and one bronze. It is safe to say that Lochte was the best swimmer at the event, and he made a strong statement to the rest of the world. 

Lochte promises to bring viewers on a journey this summer, and here are 10 things you need to know about the fun-loving American. 

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