USA left with silver after Ryan Lochte comes up short in final leg of 4x100 freestyle relay
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USA left with silver after Ryan Lochte comes up short in final leg of 4x100 freestyle relay

Faisalābād : Pakistan | Jul 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM PDT
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Ricky Berens, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte compete at Grand Prix: Road to London

LONDON – The American gambit of putting superstars Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte both on the 4x100 freestyle relay blew up Sunday night, but did land the U.S. on the medal podium in a furiously competitive race.

The Americans earned a silver medal, finishing second behind France in a stunning turnaround from 2008. Back then, the U.S. had come from behind to win gold. Now, France did the same as Lochte gave away the lead.

[Photos: Ryan Lochte's grill of victory]

In a decision cloaked in secrecy until 6:45 p.m. London time Sunday night, the U.S. opted to put Lochte in the anchor leg despite his inexperience in the event, and moved Phelps out of his customary lead-off position in favor of trials champion Nathan Adrian.

Adrian got the U.S. off to a fast start with a lead leg of 47.89 to put the Yanks in first. Then Phelps extended the advantage with a sizzling leg of 47.15. Cullen Jones in third held the lead and handed the gold to Lochte.

He couldn’t hold on.

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USA left with silver after Ryan Lochte comes up short in final leg of 4x100 freestyle relay
LONDON -; The American gambit of putting superstars Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte both on the 4x100 freestyle relay blew up Sunday night, but did land the U.S. on the medal podium in a furiously competitive race. The Americans earned a silver medal, finishing second behind France in a stunning turnaround from 2008. Back then, the U.S. had come from behind to win gold. Now, France did the same as Lochte gave away the lead. [Photos: Ryan Lochte's grill of victory] In a decision cloaked in secrecy until 6:45 p.m. London time Sunday night, the U.S. opted to put Lochte in the anchor leg despite his inexperience in the event, and moved Phelps out of his customary lead-off position in favor of trials champion Nathan Adrian. Adrian got the U.S. off to a fast start with a lead leg of 47.89 to put the Yanks in first. Then Phelps extended the advantage with a sizzling leg of 47.15. Cullen Jones in third held the lead and handed the gold to Lochte. He couldn't hold on.
mnadeem786 is based in Faisalābād, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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