Ryan Lochte has another level of taper

  12 Garrett McCaffrey | July 01st, 2012 | Featured, U.S. Olympic Trials

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3 years 10 months ago

More like, “Michael Phelps, watch out.”

3 years 10 months ago

Unbelievable!Simply sick…just wonder what times he will blast…

3 years 10 months ago

He looked disappointed though…..
It just seemed he had expected to grab the second spot in 100 fly

3 years 10 months ago

You’re right. He probably swam that event with the intention of surprising a lot of people and maybe getting a spot on the medley. Rowdy Gaines was talking about him trying to make the medley relay team as a participant, but I don’t know how given Grevers is faster in the 100 back and you’d have to give a prelim swim to Thoman unless Grevers wanted to do it, and Phelps and McGill in the fly leg. IT sounds crazy but Lochte has been stonewalled out of the medley relay.

3 years 10 months ago

Stonewalled unless McGill has a poor 100fly the day before and Lochte is swimming lights out.

3 years 10 months ago

McGill would have to be swimming so poorly that he would risk the relay making finals.

Jean Michel
3 years 10 months ago

Most people here forget what he did in Dubai short course world championships ! where is your memory ??? damn !
I am talking about the 400 medley relay : Yes ! what happened there ???
Ryan took the butterfly relay leg to his account and got even with the russians . The usa had a half body lenght delay after the backstroke ! Ryan did a monster butterfly leg ….. AFTER having allready won 6 medals ( 5 golds ) . So , when i hear people got surprised by his performance here … they don’t know Ryan capacities . Wake up guys , he is the second most versatile swimmer on this planet . Those 2 giants are special .

Jean Michel
3 years 10 months ago

This is the race where Ryan performs a stunning butterfly relay leg :

3 years 10 months ago

I have been watching Ryan swim for many years now. I feel that he is underestimated most of the time. Let’s remember one thing going into London this year. This is not the Ryan Lochte that swam in China. This is a whole new side of him. This Ryan did a complete turnabout. He has trained harder, and his nutrition has improved. I think in my humble opinion, Ryan has enough fire in him that he show the world what he is made of. It will be like watching a lion get his prey.

Justin Thompson
3 years 10 months ago

We`ll see in London if this is just talk or if he really wasn`t tapered. I think its just cheap talk.

3 years 10 months ago

I agree with you Justin. He is a really good swimmer, but he is mostly competing with Phelps. Phelps already has his legacy and will retire as the greatest swimmer of all time. He will always be the second best all around swimmer. Maybe third because Laszlo Cseh beat him in 2008′ He said in the past that he was going for nine golds inLondon. What happenned? He keeps saying that he knows he can go way faster, but apparently not when he is actually swimming the event. Don’t get me wrong, I like him but I think he is way over his head.

Jean Michel
3 years 10 months ago

Predictions over predictions ! all bullshit !


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