Originally written on Fox Olympics  |  Last updated 11/20/14

ROME - AUGUST 02: Ryan Lochte of the United States on his way to victory in the Men's 400m Individual Medley Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on August 2, 2009 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
The already controversial decision to include Ryan Lochte on the U.S. men's 4x100 freestyle relay grew even more so Sunday night, as he surrendered the lead during the final leg of the race, forcing the Americans to settle for silver. The French, who were vanquished throughout Michael Phelps' run to eight gold medals during the 2008 Games, overcame the U.S. on the final lap to take gold. Phelps has five remaining competitions at these games, which he has said will be his last. He is one shy of tying the all-time record for most Olympic medals won, which is currently held by former Soviet Union gymnast Larisa Latynina.
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  • Yes Ryan Lochte has be swimming very well so far during this
    Olympics, but this was a very big gamble move to have him as
    the anchor of this relay team. All of the swimmers swimmed a
    strong leg except him, maybe he should have been on the first
    or second leg or not at all. He even admitted during the interview that this was not his specialty event?? This will haunt this team for the next 4 years, this was our (USA) race
    and we should have taken the gold, no exceptions!!!!!
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