LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Lochte and Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky won male and female athlete of the year at the Golden Goggles as USA Swimming honored its top performers.
Lochte beat out backstroker Matt Grevers for male athlete Sunday night at the 10th annual awards hosted by comedian Kevin Nealon. Lochte also earned the honor in 2009 and 2011. He didn’t attend, having injured his left knee when a fan ran at him and they fell in October.
Ledecky, a 16-year-old from Bethesda, Md., defeated Missy Franklin and Haley Anderson to win female athlete honors. She also won female race of the year for her victory in the 1,500 freestyle at worlds.