Ryan Lochte’s Olympic silver and bronze medals up for auction


All Ryan LochteSilver and bronze Olympic medals are auctioned.

RR Auction has listed lots from the “Ryan Lochte Collection” ending on July 21, including his silver medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics, his two bronze medals from the 2008 Beijing Games and his two medals silver and a bronze in London in 2012.

The website said the medals “come with signed letters of provenance from Lochte.” A message has been sent to Lochte’s lawyer for comment and confirmation.

Lochte also won six gold medals, which are not up for auction. His 12 medals are tied for second among swimmers with Natalie Coughlin, jenny thompson and Dara Torresall behind Michael Phelps‘ overall Olympic record 28.

Four of his six silver or bronze medals come from races won by Michael Phelps. This includes his first individual Olympic medal, silver from the 2004 Athens Games in the 200m individual medley.

One of the medals comes from a relay — the 2012 Olympic 4x100m freestyle, where Yannick Agnel of France passed Lochte on the anchor leg in a reversal of the 2008 Olympic run where Jason Lezak outmoded Alain Bernard.

Lochte often gave away his national competition medals to children.

Lochte, 37, has not competed in a top-level swimming competition since missing out on the Tokyo Olympic team.

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