The Olympic gold-winner Ryan Lochte was so happy to win his medal on the 2012 London Olympics that he hasn't found other way to express his patriotism as to show off his red, white and blue diamond encrusted grills on the podium. Shining the colors of the American flag, the grills serve a kind of a symbol the swimmer wears while getting his awards.
In his interview Ryan Lochte said: "For those who don't know what a grill is, it's basically a retainer filled with diamonds. I wear it when I go on the podium. It's just a unique way of showing personality out to everyone".
If you think that this is the champion's first eccentric prank with a mouthpiece, you are wrong. Last year he stunned the fans by his diamond item during the 2011 World Championship in Shanghai, in 2009 he rushed onto the podium in Rome at the 2009 Wold Championship and the year before his teeth shined at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. These are only most known meets where Ryan Lochte startle the public.
Well, as you see the diamonds can be a nice way to express oneself either on the podium or in a way of anniversary present.