2012 Summer Olympics: Ryan Lochte wins first Michael Phelps showdown in 400 IM
In the 400 Individual Medley (two lengths of the pool in each Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle), Lochte cruised to victory with a time of 4:05.18, over three seconds faster than Brazil's Thiago and Japan's Kosuke, who took second and third.
Phelps, who set the world record in this event in Beijing in 2008, actually finished fourth with a time of 4:09.28. Phelps almost didn't make the finals for this event, finishing in the 8th spot after the semifinal heats earlier Saturday (July 28). This is the first event in which Phelps has failed to medal since the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.