Lochte upset, fails to qualify for Olympics
Omaha, Neb. — The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a huge stunner, as Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games.
Lochte raced out to big lead on the first two legs of the 400-meter individual medley but Chase Kalisz won in 4 minutes, 9.541 seconds.
Lochte later said he suffered a pulled groin muscle.
Jay Litherland rallied to take the second spot for Rio in 4:11.021. Lochte labored home in third at 4:12.021.
Former Michigan swimmer Connor Jaeger won the men’s 400-meter freestyle in 3:43.79 to earn an Olympic spot.
David Boudia will dive for another Olympic medal in Rio after winning the men’s 10-meter Sunday in the U.S. Olympic diving trials in Indianapolis.
Boudia, the defending Olympic champion in the event, won with a total score of 1,534.4 points. Steele Johnson finished second with 1,475.15 points and qualified for his first individual Olympic event. Boudia and Johnson had qualified earlier this week in the synchro 10-meter.
Earlier, Kassidy Cook qualified for her first U.S. Olympic team in the women’s 3-meter. Abby Johnston also made the team. Missouri’s Lauren Reedy (Rochester) fifnished third and didn’t make the team.