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The retiring star with more gold medals than anyone. The friendly rival who intends to be the biggest star in London.
Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte.
What a way to start eight days of swimming at the Olympic pool!
The two Americans will go head-to-head Saturday in the 400-meter individual medley, a grueling race encompassing all four strokes, an appropriate way for one or the other to fire the first salvo in this most intriguing of rivalries.
For Phelps, it's a chance to add to his record total of 14 gold medals and become the first male swimmer to win the same event at three straight Olympics. But Lochte is the defending world champion and defeated Phelps at the U.S. trials last month.
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Arguably the greatest Olympic Athlete ever gave a very uninspiring performance this morning as Michael Phelps of the United States came very close to missing the medal round in the 400M IM this morning.
Phelps qualified in the eighth and final spot just making it by seven hundreths of a second.
Questions will now continue to arise as to whether or not the 14-time Olympic Gold...
Ryan Lochte turned heads at the Summer Games in London on Saturday by winning gold in the 400m individual medley, beating Michael Phelps, who finished fourth. But the gold medal isn’t the only reason he’s receiving plenty of attention — it’s the jewelry in his mouth, not around his neck, that’s causing a stir.
Earlier on Saturday we noted that Lochte was sporting a custom...
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