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Ryan Lochte's thoughts were all about gold Tuesday night when he took the top honor (along with Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer and Townley Haas) in the 4x200m freestyle relay.
But while gold was on his mind, a pale minty-green was on his head!
What happened? Well ...
Just before his trip to Rio, the 32-year-old swim champ went from his usual brown locks to a bold bluish-platinum.
But much like the pools in Rio, blue soon turned to green.
When Lochte and his squad pulled off their swim caps and stood for the medal ceremony, new hue was unmistakable.
The question is, was it intentional?
As any pool-lover who's ever gone blond knows, chlorine can add an aqua tinge to even the most honey-toned hair. But then again, Lochte loves to try out new looks.
At the London Games in 2012, the swimmer wore a sparkling grill. Changing his hair ahead of Rio was his go-to attention-getter this time.
"I left the grills at home," he told USA Today before the Games began. "I had to do something different so why not the hair?"
And why not green?
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