Olympians get down and social with their fans
The six-time Olympic medalist is expected to feature in one of London 2012?s most anticipated showdowns, a head-to-head contest with compatriot Michael Phelps in the 200m and 400m individual medley events.
Lochte, recently voted ESPN?s ?most awesome body in sport?, seemed to have a tough time deciding which member of his besotted fan-base to get in touch with.
Lochte settled on dedicated follower @jeahlochte, named in reference to the laid-backed star?s trademark response of ?Jeah!?
?It was so amazing i can’t even explain it [sic],? she tweeted. ?i just asked him some questions and gave him support for London [sic].? She added that Lochte said he ?was really tired?.
Using social media to interact with fans is fast becoming the norm for Olympians in the run-up to the Games.
Great Britain?s men?s rowing quad held a live Q&A to openly discuss training advice, their early careers and post-Olympic plans.
To follow these and more Olympic athletes online, check out the Athletes? Hub on Olympic.org