Ryan Lochte: Great At Swimming, Terrible At Giving Interviews (Video)
Coming into the 2012 Summer Olympics, a lot of attention was paid to the rivalry in the pool between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
The two USA swimmers are the same age, but Phelps monopolized the spotlight in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. So nobody really noticed that Lochte had won 6 Olympic medals himself—3 golds, 2 bronzes, and 1 silver.
This year, however, Lochte seems to be dominating Phelps in the pool. So everyone was wondering if this was his time. And that, combined with his considerable good looks (so I’m told), has made Ryan Lochte a bit of a swimming rock star.
Unfortunately, despite all of Lochte’s hype and talent, the guy doesn’t seem like the sharpest tool in the shed. In fact, many of the interviews he gives are downright awkward. And now the good folks over at BuzzFeed have put together this amazing compilation of terrible Lochte interviews.
Check it out:
This guy better stick to designing sneakers (which he does for Speedo), because he definitely cannot count on a career in the broadcast booth when he hangs up the goggles.
Paulina Gretzky. Now there’s a great interview.
Hat Tip – [Buzz Feed]