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Lochte beats Phelps in 400m medley

Washington: Ryan Lochte edged out Michael Phelps in the men’s 400m individual medley at the US Olympic swimming trials.

Lochte beats Phelps in 400m medley

Lochte took the lead on the breaststroke leg of the four-stroke event and held off Phelps in the closing freestyle to win in four minutes 7.06 seconds Monday, reported Xinhua.Phelps was second in 4:07.89, securing an Olympic berth. Tyler Clary, runner-up of the event at Shanghai worlds last year behind Lochte, was the odd man out, finishing third in 4:09.92. Only the top two finishes in each event in the eight-day meet make the Olympic team.After making the 400m medley one of his eight triumphs in Beijing, Phelps had vowed he wouldn’t swim it again in major international competition.”There was a lot of discussion about me doing it,” Phelps said. “The thing it came down to – I wanted to do it. This is an event I’ve done for a long time and I want to finish off my career doing it.”


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