3. Ryan Lochte
3 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal, 2 Bronze Medals
Olympic competition is serious business, but Lochte keeps things light. The six-time swimming medalist once used over a hundred rolls of toilet paper to wrap the cars of the women’s team at the University of Florida, his alma mater. Training under former strongman competitor Matt DeLancey, however, his strength and conditioning sessions are no joke. “We flip tires, lift chains, pull ropes, throw kegs in the air, and do all types of strengthening exercises,” says Lochte, who’ll bring a thoughtful approach into the pool in London. “My philosophy is loving what I’m doing and making sure I’m having fun all the time. If you follow that philosophy in sport and life, you’ll always be happy and successful.”
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