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Brazil: US swimmer Ryan Lochte speaks to press after sinking in 200m medley02:56

Brazil: US swimmer Ryan Lochte speaks to press after sinking in 200m medley

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
August 12, 2016 at 22:57 GMT -00:00 · Published

USA Team swimmer and golden medalist Ryan Lochte held a press conference at the Barra Tijuca Olympic facilities in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, a day after coming in fifth in the 200m individual medley final.

Lochte explained "that first half of the race I felt great. Something happened during the transition between back and breaststroke. It felt like someone jumped on my back and I was carrying multiple people on me. I don't know what happened. It fell apart."

The swimmer stated that he was not thinking about the Tokyo Olympic games "as much as thinking about taking a break" but assured fans that there was "much more I want to accomplish in the sport of swimming, so I'm not done yet."

Lochte won a gold medal on August 9 for the 4x200m freestyle relay along with his team mates Michael Phelps, Conot Dwyer and Townley Haas.

Brazil: US swimmer Ryan Lochte speaks to press after sinking in 200m medley02:56
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USA Team swimmer and golden medalist Ryan Lochte held a press conference at the Barra Tijuca Olympic facilities in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, a day after coming in fifth in the 200m individual medley final.

Lochte explained "that first half of the race I felt great. Something happened during the transition between back and breaststroke. It felt like someone jumped on my back and I was carrying multiple people on me. I don't know what happened. It fell apart."

The swimmer stated that he was not thinking about the Tokyo Olympic games "as much as thinking about taking a break" but assured fans that there was "much more I want to accomplish in the sport of swimming, so I'm not done yet."

Lochte won a gold medal on August 9 for the 4x200m freestyle relay along with his team mates Michael Phelps, Conot Dwyer and Townley Haas.

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