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Lochte Wins 1st U.S. Gold In London

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Ryan Lochte of the United States swims breaststroke as he competes in heat five of the Men's 400m Individual Medley on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ryan Lochte of the United States swims breaststroke as he competes in heat five of the Men’s 400m Individual Medley on Day One of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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LONDON (AP) - Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn’t even win a medal.

After barely qualifying for the evening final in a performance that hinted at trouble ahead, Phelps struggled to a fourth-place finish and was
denied his 17th career medal. When it was done, he could barely pull himself out of the pool.

Brazil’s Thiago Pereira took the silver, and Japan’s Kosuke Hagino claimed the bronze beating Phelps by a barely comfortable 34-hundredths
of a second for a spot on the podium.

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