Lochte Wins Olympic 400-Meter Medley as Phelps Finish at 4th and more


According to the latest news as posted in london2012.com site, Ryan Lochte, bronze medalist at Beijing 2008 Olympics, dethroned the two times Olympic champion, Michael Phelps on day 1 of the olympics in 400 Meter Medly Mens Swimming competition. Michael Phelps completed the game at fourth. Michael Phelps is the last to qualify for the 400 meter medly.

Lochte, a 27-year-old American, won the first final at the Aquatics Centre in 4 minutes, 5.18 seconds. The event includes 100 meters each of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Lochte led from the start and extended his advantage after the second leg. He won by 3.68 seconds.

“Going into these games I always knew I was capable of getting the win so I’m happy that I was able to do that,” Lochte told reporters.

Thiago Perreira, 26, of Brazil took the silver and Kosuke Hagino, 17, of Japan won the bronze.

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Park, the Olympic champion in Beijing, whom have been previously reported being disqualified for false start has successfully filed his appealed. The Korean Swimming Federation lodged a protest that was upheld by the technical commission of FINA, international swimming’s governing body.

China took the gold at  women’s 400-meter individual medley in a world-record time of 4:28.43 by  Shiwen Ye. As of this time,  Shiwen Ye set a new world record in the Olympics.

Australia’s team of Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie,18, and Melanie Schlanger, 25, won the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay in an Olympic-record 3:33.15. The Netherlands, 2008 champion, took the silver medal and the U.S. the bronze.

Campbell, 20, will also take part in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle. Coutts, 24, is swimming in the 200-meter individual medley in two days.



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