American swimmer Ryan Lochte made the biggest splash of the London Games so far by obliterating his compatriot Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer in Olympic history, in the first of their eagerly awaited duels. Phelps, finished without a medal in the 400 metres individual medley. The disappointed Olympic champion said:
But it was a different story for his team mate Lochte:
The pool duel between the two American swimmers is not over yet as the two will face each other again over the coming days.