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Men's 400M Individual Medley Swimming Final
USA's Ryan Lochte holds his gold medal after winning the Men's 400 Individual Medley Final at the Aquatics Center during the London 2012 Summer Olympics in Stratford, London on July 28, 2012. Lochte's time was 4:05.18 UPI/Pat Benic
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Ryan Steven Lochte (born August 3, 1984) is an American swimmer and a six-time Olympic medalist (three gold, two silver, one bronze). As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (long course). Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 200-meter individual medley (long and short course) and the 400-meter individual medley (short course).

Lochte's success have earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award and the American Swimmer of the Year Award once. He has won a total of fifty-two medals in major international competition, thirty-two gold, eleven silver, and nine bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, Pan American, and the Pan Pacific Championships.

Lochte specializes in the backstroke and individual medley, but is also a freestyle 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-meter long swimming pool).

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