First trip to the top of the podium

Ryan Lochte earned the first gold medal for the U.S. when he won the 400 IM event, beating second place by over three seconds. He also beat Michael Phelps, who failed to medal in the event in which he is the current world record holder.<BR><BR>-- <i><a href="http://twitter.com/andrealeigh203">Andrea Reiher</a>, <a href="http://www.zap2it.com">Zap2it</a></i>
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Ryan Lochte earned the first gold medal for the U.S. when he won the 400 IM event, beating second place by over three seconds. He also beat Michael Phelps, who failed to medal in the event in which he is the current world record holder.

-- Andrea Reiher, Zap2it

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