The safe prediction all along was that Ryan Lochte would not only win the 400-meter individual medley Saturday, but dominate, and he did. He won by more than three seconds, claiming not just the first gold medal in swimming but the first gold for the entire U.S. team at these London 2012 Games. But that showdown with Michael Phelps?
It takes two for a showdown, and Phelps -- this sentence seems almost improbable -- not only didn't bring his "A" game, he didn't even win a medal. He finished fourth.
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