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Bad News Revealed For Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. It is the first time Lochte has missed a Summer Games since 2004, per People. But the professional swimmer is now a husband and father, and his family is there to support him. ESPN reported that Lochte was the last one out of the pool at a June 2021 medley, but he cradled his daughter after his defeat. Lochte said, “I had my family there. My kids got to watch their daddy swim, so that means everything to me.”

People reported that the swimmer was emotional at the press conference, where he said, “I really wanted to be on that Olympic team. I think this is probably my most important swim meet I’ve ever had in my entire career, the one that meant the most to me.” The 12-time Olympic medalist said he felt like “he let everyone down.”

ESPN reported that even Michael Phelps, Lochte’s former rival, came down from the stands to hug him after his loss. Lochte told ESPN, “I still want to race, but as far as another Olympic trials, I don’t know about that. I’ll be [almost] 40. That’s pushing it.”

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