Olympic Swimming 2012: Why the United States Men's 4x100 Relay Was Disappointing

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Olympic Swimming 2012: Why the United States Men's 4x100 Relay Was Disappointing
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The United States men's swim team suffered a crushing blow Sunday night when they were upended by the French team in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay.

The U.S. is the reigning gold medal winner in this event and looked to repeat in London. Although a silver medal is nothing short of a great finish, the U.S. team did not seem quite as content as they should have been.

They are quite possibly the best team in the world, and they were just outperformed by a French team that wanted it more.

The U.S. men were definitely disappointed in themselves, and they were disappointing to many people back home as well, and here's why.

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