first_imgBenefits of township living Although the time was nearly four seconds slower than his world record, five-time Olympic gold medalist Lochte was happy with his performance as he sets out on the comeback trail after a turbulent three years.Lochte was suspended from swimming for 10 months after the scandal at the 2016 Olympics, when he was found to have fabricated a story about a robbery during a drunken late-night episode in Rio de Janeiro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe was given a further 14-month ban last year by the US Anti-Doping Agency for taking a banned intravenous infusion of what he said were vitamins in May 2018.Lochte, who underwent treatment for alcohol abuse in Florida last year, said Wednesday he could understand why fans might not have faith in him as he embarks on his comeback. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer “And I’m definitely not the same person I was three years ago. I’m a different person. I’m just trying to be a different person.“I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. I’m just here to race and have my goals set for 2020.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “That’s understandable, especially through the roller coaster I’ve been on,” Lochte told a press conference. “But right now I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone. AdChoices广告Ads by Teads“I’m doing this for me and my family. I want to go to the 2020 Olympics, my fifth Olympics, and hopefully get on the podium there.“Everything I do from here in the pool and outside the pool is for my family.”Lochte said he had sought treatment for alcohol abuse after deciding his life “needed a change”, adding that the birth of his son Caiden in 2017 and daughter Liv last month had given him a new outlook on life.“I checked myself into rehab. I did the classes, I got out, I did everything,” he said. “Since Caiden and my new daughter have been born I have a new perspective on life.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — soloncenter_img Argentine ex-boxing champ jailed for child abuse MOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Ryan Lochte looks on after competing in the men’s 200-meter individual medley time trial at the U.S. national swimming championships in Stanford, Calif., Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Lochte is returning from a 14-month suspension. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)A rejuvenated Ryan Lochte returned to competitive swimming for the first time in more than a year on Wednesday, insisting he was a changed man as he targets a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Lochte, who turns 35 on Saturday, booked his place at the US Olympic trials after clocking 1min 57.88sec in the 200 medley at the US National Championships in Palo Alto.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian View commentslast_img

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