Ryan Lochte wears diamond grill on medal podium (Photo)

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?

Note: This post also appeared on Fox Sports/Yardbarker’s Medal Detector
Photo: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001947585759 Halle Bellee

    he will look back on those pictures and think, “why did I do that – I look like a douchebag.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-Bird/1324152873 Kyle Bird

    “Pay attention to me, pay attention to ME!”

    Ugh – he looks like a jackass.

  • postofficemike

    Kids will be kids!

  • itmustbebobby

    This dude is a clown.

  • Jay

    Let the man express himself whichever way he sees fit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3EIK6427HPWZ5WA74SJBM3VHQM ______

    Total douchbag , looks like a twit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/13GUERRA David Guerra

    This is an American bringing home the GOLD,,,,,haters.