United States Olympic swimming hero Ryan Lochte has opened up after receiving a ten-month suspension from competing after he was robbed at gunpoint in Brazil during the Olympics.
“I reached the lowest point in my entire life that I never thought I would go to, and I was in a really dark place, and I didn’t know if I should come out and just hide my entire life,” Lochte said in an interview that will air on Monday, on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” according to Entertainment Weekly. (RELATED: Ryan Lochte Gets 10-Month Suspension After Being Robbed At Gunpoint)
“I’ve been swimming my entire life and I’ve never taken a break,” he said. “And for someone telling me that I can’t do something that I’ve been doing my entire life, I mean, it’s heartbreaking and it stinks. But, you know, I definitely know there’s so much more I want to accomplish in the sport of swimming.” (RELATED: More Proof Emerges That The Police In Brazil Lied About Ryan Lochte)
“So, I’m going to be training, and when I do come back I’m definitely going to be a better swimmer, a better person.” Adding that he “definitely wants to go” to Tokyo for the Olympics in 2020.