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Michael Phelps places 4th in 400-meter

Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 00:49

July 28 - American swimmer Ryan Lochte obliterates Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer in Olympic history, in the first of their eagerly awaited duels. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION American swimmer Ryan Lochte made the biggest splash of the London Games so far by obliterating his compatriot Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer in Olympic history, in the first of their eagerly awaited duels. Phelps, unthinkably, finished without a medal in the 400 meter individual medley. Chinese teenager Ye Shiwen smashed the world record to win the gold medal in the women's 400 meters individual medley. The 16-year-old unleashed an incredible sprint over the concluding freestyle leg to stop the clock at four minutes 28.43 seconds and became the first woman to break a long-course world record since the ban on polyurethane bodysuits at the end of 2009. She slashed more than a second off the previous record of 4:29.45 set by Australia's Stephanie Rice at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. America's Elizabeth Beisel, the reigning world champion for the grueling event, finished second in 4:31.27 after snatching the lead at the end of the breaststroke leg. China's Li Xuanxu came third in 4:32.91, giving China their third medal in the pool on the first day of competition after Sun Yang won the men's 400 freestyle gold.

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Michael Phelps places 4th in 400-meter

Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 00:49