OMAHA, Neb. — Ryan Lochte, a controversial veteran of the U.S. Olympic swimming team and the winner of 12 Olympic medals, six of them gold, has failed in his attempt to qualify for his fifth Olympic Games.

Lochte, 36, finished seventh in the men’s 200-meter individual medley Friday night at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, signifying an end to his long-shot bid to compete in Tokyo next month.

“Swimming has taken me so far,” Lochte said amid tears in a news conference after the race, “and coming out of the water, I was very emotional and was taking it all

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