Ryan Lochte kicked off what could become a very decorated London Olympics for him by decisively winning gold in the 400-meter individual medley on Saturday (Michael Phelps floundered out of the medals with a disappointing fourth-place finish).
On the medal podium following the race, Lochte’s fourth-career Olympic gold medal noticeably wasn’t the only bling he had on. The swimmer continued his tradition of sporting diamond-ecrusted grills on his teeth during medal ceremonies. Lochte’s fixation with oral jewelry has a measured history that goes back to at least the Beijing Games.
So, he has a penchant for flashy sneakers and really likes to wear grills. Are we sure Ryan Lochte doesn’t also have a rap album under the name Lil Lochte?
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