POPSUGAR Celebrity

Oh, Hey There, Shirtless Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps

Apr 25 2014 - 2:05pm

The rivalry is back! Michael Phelps swam his first race [1] since "retiring" after the 2012 London Olympics. But unfortunately for Michael, who is used to winning, it was Ryan Lochte who came in first, with Michael placing second. As a 22-time Olympic medalist, Michael Phelps [2] recently announced he was coming back to competition. And this week's swim at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, AZ, was his first step — or should we say stroke — toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Games. One person who is down with it? Ryan. Despite the increased competition, Lochte said [3]: "Everyone is happy that he's back in the water. It's good for the sport." It's also great for shirtless [4] moments.

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