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Michael Phelps

LOSER

7/28/2012 11:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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kisssy    

he is probably crying about it to his bong

713 days ago
17.

Wocka    

WHy don't you say loses instead of loser? Dumb sheets. You are the losers.

713 days ago
18.

Jake    

The only losers around here are the pathetic members of the TMZ staff. Your mothers must be so proud of you.

713 days ago
19.

parlayer    

You got what you earned, maybe obozo will spread the gold around so you don't feel cheated, cause the winner didn't really win, it was the guys that built the pool, and filled it with water.

713 days ago
20.

really! really?    

I feel badly for Phelps. Getting older sucks! It was a great race and the new guy won this one. Go Team!

713 days ago
21.

sidithers    

If anyones a loser its whoever works for TMZ

713 days ago
22.

Joe    

wow. kind of extreme to call a guy that. pretty mean.

712 days ago
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Kaley    

F-CK TMZ for reporting this right in the headline without a spoiler warning. I was looking forward to watching tonight.

712 days ago
24.

Justin    

He shouldn't of partied so much and focused on training more...put the bong down

712 days ago
25.

LDB    

Who is TMZ to call anybody a loser? I like the show and all but seriously almost half the staff they have are even bigger losers

712 days ago
26.

WiddoMouse    

Congratulations to Ryan Lochte. Let's give credit to the winner, rather than focusing on the person who came in fourth. Michael Phelps was the star of the pool in 2008. He will probably be a gold medal winner in one of the other events at this Olympics. Until that time let's give our congrats to those who do well in 2012.

712 days ago
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BILL.G    

Phelps a loser? Really? All of you fatass paparazzi wish you had accomplished half of what Phelps has in your own lives. So go stalk someone, that's all YOU LOSERS are anyway.

712 days ago
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Jackie    

Wow!!...tmz...You act like a 12 year kid. The only loser is you. POS.

712 days ago
29.

Truth    

PHELPS IS DONE!! ARROGANCE, NARCISSISM, AND SELF-ENTITLEMENT ARE HELLUVA DRUGS... #TRUTH!!

712 days ago
30.

CJ    

How the hell is 4th place out of the best of the best athletes over the entire planet a LOSER??? Let's see anyone who works at TMZ swim even 10 lengths without stopping, then we can surely call LOSER!!!

712 days ago
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