If there’s one factor Ryan Lochte understands, it is strain.
And he is definitely feeling it with the Olympic Trials for swimming nearing nearer and nearer. At 36, Lochte may develop into, in accordance to Sports Illustrated, the oldest-ever males’s Olympic swimmer for the United States—that’s, if he makes the workforce.
Of course, he is no stranger to the summer time video games, having competed and medaled in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Though he is a multi-gold medalist—the second-most adorned male swimmer in Olympic historical past—Lochte is thought simply as nicely for his private messes as he’s his Olympic triumphs, most notably the Rio theft scandal that overshadowed any of his success at the final Summer Olympics.
“Ive been knocked down millions of times and I kept fighting. Every time that I’ve gotten knocked down,” he acknowledged to Sports Illustrated, “it was my own doing and it’s up to me to get out of it.”
Now, with a likelihood to compete once more and doubtlessly shroud his problematic previous with Olympic glory, Lochte is feeling the weight of this second. “It’s not so much that I’m proving anything. It’s more that I’m making non-believers believers,” he defined to the website. “There’s a lot of doubt, a lot of people that have doubt. I want to change people’s mind, all the misconceptions that they have about me.”