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LONDON - If you thought Ryan Lochte might scale it back a bit after he failed to
win more than one individual gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, think again.
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swim more events in 2016, and Im going to swim as long as Im having fun,” the
American said Sunday, a day after the conclusion of the swimming events at
London 2012. In Lochtes six events, he won two golds — one in the 400-metre
individual medley and one with the 4×200 freestyle relay squad — two silvers in
the 200-metre IM and the 4×100 free relay, and a bronze in the 200-metre
backstroke. He was fourth in the 200-metre freestyle. “Im definitely going to be
training a lot differently and Ill be training for more of the shorter events,
so Ill be cutting down my training a little,” he said. New events might include
the 100-metre backstroke and the 100-metre butterfly — a race in which he
narrowly missed qualifying. Teammate Matthew Grevers won the 100m backstroke,
while Michael Phelps has won the 100m butterfly at three consecutive Olympic
Games.  Expectations for Lochte were high before London 2012, and Phelps, who is
retiring, understands why Lochte is making changes. “Im sure he has goals and Im
sure hes the same way I am — hes a competitor,” Phelps said. “If he doesnt
accomplish those goals, hes going to go back to the drawing board and see what
he needs to do to accomplish them the next time.” So which events will Lochte
add? “Im going to keep everyone guessing for the next four years,” he said.
“Well have to see.” For now, Lochte is sticking with the gruelling 400m IM. But
hell cut back on the painful training load that garnered so much attention ahead
of the Olympics: 10 miles split over five hours in two workouts every day of the
week. “I told my coach, Ill stop swimming that event when someone beats me, and
I havent lost that event in three years,” Lochte said. “So I think Ill keep
training for it but Ill do a different training. Ill work more on my sprint
events.” Lochte will also compete more. For the first time, hes planning to race
in the often-ignored World Cup circuit. The series of short-course meets starts
in October and lasts six weeks with stops in Dubai, Doha, Stockholm, Moscow,
Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore. “Im going to try to go to all of them,” he
said at a sponsor event. “Im definitely looking forward to that.” Lochte will be
32 by the time the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games roll around. “Age is just a
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