Dis­graced Lochte back com­pet­ing

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Ryan Lochte is re­turn­ing to USA Swim­ming com­pe­ti­tion this week for the first time since his 10-month sus­pen­sion for his be­hav­ior at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ended.

The 32-year-old will com­pete at the LA In­vi­ta­tional, which be­gins on Thurs­day on the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia cam­pus where he trains and rep­re­sents Tro­jan Swim Club.

The six-time Olympic gold medal­ist is en­tered in the 50 and 100m freestyles and 200 in­di­vid­ual med­ley. His times of 48.16 sec­onds in the 100 free and 1:54.00 in the IM are topseeded.

Lochte was sus­pended after falsely claim­ing he and three US team­mates were robbed at gun­point at a Rio ser­vice sta­tion dur­ing last sum­mer’s Games.

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