Ryan Lochte
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"Ryan Steven Lochte" is an American competitive swimming (sport)/swimmer and an eleven-time Olympic Games/Olympic medalist (five gold, three silver, three bronze). His seven individual Olympic medals ranks List of multiple Olympic medalists#List of most career medals in individual events/near the top in men's swimming. As part of the American team, he holds the List of world records in swimming/world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (long course). Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 100-meter individual medley, 200-meter individual medley (long and short course), and the 400-meter individual medley (short course).

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Hopefully how the US did tonight will hype up everyone else and it will improve for tomorrow and Sunday. We'll see what happens.

It is perfect and I feel excited. It is my first world record in this championship. What is special is the atmosphere here is so good and I like the pool. The competition is hard but it is a great push to me.

It feels great. I had my family, my team, everyone supporting me.

We had our minds set on it all year. I'm glad I could go out and accomplish these goals.

I've been training really hard this year, more than any other year. My mind was set on it, and after the first one, I just kept feeding off of it.

It put me into a better racing dynamic.

I knew he was here tonight. I tapped him in the gut when I was walking over to the starting blocks.

The biggest thing I'll miss is being part of the team.

I'm just going to go out there and try to win the race. When you go out there trying to go for a record, you're usually not going to get it.