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Michael Phelps

LOSER

7/28/2012 11:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0728_getty_michael_phelps_olympicsMichael Phelps' Olympic reign has come to an end -- he finished in fourth place in the 400 IM, not even getting a medal. 

American Ryan Lochte took the gold, the first for the U.S. so far in this Olympics. 

Phelps barely qualified for the event after securing the eighth and final spot in the race by out-touching Laszlo Cseh by .07 seconds.

Phelps has 16 Olympic medals to his name and holds the all-time record for most gold Olympic medals, 14, and the record for most gold medals in individual events with nine.

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We shot Lochte a few months back at the airport ... and we might have called him a d-bag once or twice. No hard feelings?

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Tera    

so typical American...you always make it about who it wasn't and who lost instead of giving the headline to the deserving winner???

764 days ago
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Santo    

It's an American news agency Tara.

764 days ago
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garyinla    

Come on, LOSER? How fast our heroes fall. He's a great athlete (although he MAY be a d*****), and let's give him his due credit.

764 days ago
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Arete    

An American won! That's all that matters!

764 days ago
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dennis    

did the bong hurt his ability to win

764 days ago
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Faye    

Hey TMZ, he still has several more events so I don't think his "reign has come to an end yet."

764 days ago
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Pete the Geek    

Loser, really? Wow TMZ weekend website staff member. The man competed with other elite athletes from around the world, hardly a loser.

764 days ago
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gamepro    

its just a game ok and why not just enjoy it

764 days ago
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Say It Isn't So    

Phelps is an arrogant pr*ck and deserved to be knocked down a peg, or three in this case, and coming in fourth. This is one meddle I'm GLAD the US didn't get. Maybe the azzhole will hang his head in shame, and will have a little humility now that he's not #1. Pr*ck.

764 days ago
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jag    

**** you tmz.. Last time i check in until the olympics are over. Make a link to get the answer dont spoil it for those of us wanting to watch the tape delays. *******s!

764 days ago
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sem    

Hey, thanks so much TMZ! I've been avoiding ESPN.com so I'm not spoiled. Would have been nice to see it on TV. Why don't you just stick to the Kardashians and leave the sports to the sports people!

764 days ago
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No comment    

TMZ you call a person who has won 12 Gold medals a loser for one race. Yet your go on and on about the KarTRASHian's, who are famous for cellulite, plastic surgery, being a urinal, and a sex tape by a woman who's va jay jay is bigger than the Olympic pool.

764 days ago
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South Beach    

YES! Go LOCHTE!! The classy guy won it. Sooooo glad. Congrats Ryan!

764 days ago
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HRH Prince Michael    

Undoubtedly, Mr. Phelps' world-class athleticism cannot be questioned, still, a highly-suspect (non) perfromance. Much success in future endeavors, Mr. Phelps.

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764 days ago
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sixgun    

Poor choice of words for certain. The only loser here is the person who wrote the headline.

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