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.