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London 2012: Lochte Dominates Phelps; Can Phelps Rebound to Chase Record?

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistJuly 28, 2012

Coming into the 2012 Olympics, it was all about Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps and which of these two amazing swimmers would have the better Games performance.

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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Bleacher Report will be covering the 2012 London Olympics from every angle throughout the Olympiad, so stay tuned to BleacherReport.com and Bleacher Report's YouTube Channel for all of your coverage.

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