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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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bagladey    

Ego. Ego is the problem here.

763 days ago
47.

Chey    

Spoiler alert would have been nice.......

763 days ago
48.

King Anton    

haha LOLOLOLOLOL

763 days ago
49.

Jody    

Can't do so well without the sterioids.

763 days ago
50.

Latch Johnson    

Loser?!?! Anther smear campaign on anyone straight by TMZ. If phelps had been gay, Harvey would have been running around downtown LA waving the gay pride parade flag for him. Only losers here are the tmz staff who can't make it into Hollywood so they write articles trying to break people down.

763 days ago
51.

Wtfsmh    

He is a GREAT athlete !!!! Period

763 days ago
52.

beyes    

What a rude headline! Michael Phelps is not a loser. He has won more gold medals than any Olympian! He just had a bad day.

763 days ago
53.

Kelly    

Damn you tmz for ruining it. Would it really be SO hard to have a spoiler alert option to click on rather than to have the results front and center. I'm done with this site. So annoyed.

763 days ago
54.

Mike L    

Maybe he should have been training instead of doing commercials and getting endorsements.

763 days ago
55.

A1A    

This proved his stamina is not there. He was swimming well, but not with great strength, which is how you win in swimming. The eight more races he has is going to be very hard on him. If this hard race has a two day tiring cycle to it, he's toast for getting another metal.

763 days ago
56.

jay    

A disinterested michael phelps losses. Boo hoo. He shouldn't have been there anyway.. He has the most medals in history ALREADY.. He look

763 days ago
57.

Manimal    

Really TMZ?? Why don't your writers go play hide and go f*ck themselves. Phelps has already proven himself many times over and there's still more races that he'll be in.

763 days ago
58.

Nifty    

How about spoiler alert??? Thanks for ruining it TMZ.

763 days ago
59.

Toilethead    

HAHAHAHHAAHHAHAA. What a dick.

763 days ago
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cat     

ARE YOU KIDDING??!! What a POOR choice of words to title this article. Let's not forget that Michael Phelps remains the most decorated Olympic athelete within 200 nations and over a span of 126 years. You guys are friggin idiots. Bashing this guy because he *only* received 4th place (IN THE WORLD).

763 days ago
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