Well, Lochte struck first, winning gold in the 400 individual medley by an easy margin and a full four seconds ahead of his rival, Michael Phelps.
Moving forward, Lochte is slated for another four events in London, while Phelps is poised to swim another six.
But can Phelps bounce back from such a disappointing performance in the 400 IM to become the greatest Olympian ever?
Two-time gold medalist Mel Stewart from SwimSwam.com is here to break it down.
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