Ryan Lochte Bow and Arrow Shootout with Jimmy Fallon, Video Gold

If you missed Ryan Lochte on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and you’re a swimmer, shame on you!  This may be the greatest video with a swimming star ever created…

I’m kidding, of course, but this is a funny video. Fallon and Lochte are well matched, a great comic team, and something tells me Lochte’s going to be making several repeat appearances on the show between now and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

THE BOW AND ARROW SHOOTOUT VIDEO: 

Lochte, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and swimming star, got the full treatment from Fallon before the shootout. Lochte shared all of his medals on camera, pitched his workout video and his Lochte Sunglasses.

According to Lochte’s manager, Erika Wright, he’s returning to training very soon. Lochte himself has revealed he will not be swimming any distance events, meaning the 400 IM, as he prepares for Rio in 2016.

With the 2013 FINA World Championships on deck next summer in Barcelona, Spain, expect Lochte to be there competing in 200 IM and 100 meter events. He has not confirmed whether or not he will train for the 200 backstroke. It’s not uncommon for swimmers to experiment in a post Olympic year. Lochte, now 28 years old, has expressed interest in focusing on his power and speed more, which sounds like the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly.

 

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Kirk

Yeah, yeah, everyone says they’re done with the 400 IM at one point or another. We know better…

WHOKNOWS

He needs to work on his 100 free…. (I know that’s bad, but…)

bond

if lochte doesn’t swim 200 back next year, it is quite possible that ryan murphy, jack conger, or jacob pebley will make the world championships team. nick thoman is a 1:57.0, while murphy, conger, and pebley are 1:57.4 and 1:57.2, and 1:57.5. these three, being significantly younger than all of the other competitors in the US at this level, are more likely to drop more time (we could even see 1:55s by next year). there is also cory chitwood (1:57.4), but we cannot be sure that he (or thoman, for that matter) will still be swimming, and the same goes for him in terms of time drops.

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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