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U.S. swimmer Lochte wins gold in 400 IM
 
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will go head to head several times in London, starting with Saturday's 400-individual medley.
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will go head to head several times in London, starting with Saturday's 400-individual medley.
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On Saturday, American swimmer Ryan Lochte easily won the gold in the 400-meter individual medley, finishing more than three seconds ahead of silver medalist Thiago Pereira (Brazil) and bronze medalist Kosuke Hagino (Japan). American swimming legend Michael Phelps, who had medaled in his last 16 Olympic races, and won gold in 14 of them, finished fourth, and only barely managed to make the final race at all after struggling in the morning's preliminary swim. 

 

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