Pictures: Swimmer Ryan Lochte wins 6 golds at the short-course world championships, wears ridiculous animal sneakers

Ryan Lochte won six golds at the at the short-course world championships in Istanbul over the past week, but the American made the headlines for the whacky footwear he sported on the winning podium.

Lochte also ht the headlines after he gave away his gold medals to Turkish kids watching in the bleachers (picture below).

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