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Ryan Lochte's hair turns green from Rio chlorine

By Alex Butler
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Ryan Lochte's hair turns green from Rio chlorine
Ryan Lochte competes in the second heat of the Men's 200M Individual Medley at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 10, 2016. Lochte placed first with a time of 1:57.38. Photo by Richard Ellis/UPI.. | License Photo

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Superstar swimmer Ryan Lochte took a bold step in dying his hair silver before the Summer Games.

On Tuesday it backfired.

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Lochte broke the No. 1 rule for bleached blondes by diving into the chlorinated pools in Rio de Janeiro.

When he came out his hair became green.

There it is the 4 x 200 free relay winning #gold for #USA #oympics

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Lochte was part of the team winning Tuesday's men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay. He posted a photo on Instagram afterwards with the color filter embellishing his new shade.

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"There it is the 4 x 200 free relay winning #gold for #USA #oympics," Lochte wrote.

4 Olympics straight we've won this relay. So humbled to be apart of this moment! #USA #olympics #relay #gold

A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on

Lochte will compete at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday in the men's 200-meter individual medley.

New look.... Here We Go #Rio #2016 thanks @jennjonesatl #turnup #lightblue

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