Phelps doesn't medal, for the first time since 2000. However, a new shining Olympian is gracing the pools in the London Olympics: Ryan Lochte. Instead of Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte is the new star of the much awaited swimming Olympic games.
Lochte won gold in the 400 IM while Phelps placed fourth. Ordinarly, fourth place would be awesome, but for an Olympian like Phelps, who seemed to crawl at times, it was a loss.
Maybe the years are catching up with Phelps, but the glory of this swim goes to the new American hero, Ryan Lochte!