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Ryan Lochte Shut Out in 200 Meter Freestyle Final

No medal for Florida swimmer in 200M freestyle

Monday, Jul 30, 2012  |  Updated 4:24 PM EDT
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United States' Ryan Lochte reacts after competing in the men's 200-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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Ryan Lochte failed to medal in Monday's 200 meter freestyle final at the 2012 London Olympics, coming in fourth place.

France's Yannick Agnel led from start to finish and took the gold with a time of 1:43.14. He was followed by South Korea's Park Taehwan and China's Sun Yang, who shared silver with a 1:44.93 time.

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Yang, who already won gold in the 400M freestyle, had earned the top spot in the semis with a fast 1:45.61.

Lochte had cruised to a fifth place finish in the 200 meter freestyle semifinals Sunday, with a time of 1:46.31.

Lochte started the 2012 Games with a dominating performance in the 400 meter Individual Medley, besting rival Michael Phelps, the world record holder in the event. But on Sunday, pulling past Lochte in the final lap, France took the gold in the men's 4x100 meter freestyle relay.

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The win upset favored Australia and the United States, who took home silver.

The Americans led all the way until Agnel pulled ahead of former University of Florida Gator Lochte in the final lap.

France clocked 3 minutes, 9.93 seconds, and the Americans settled for silver in 3:10.38. Russia took bronze in 3:11.41.

"I was just really excited and I think I overswam the first 50 and it hurt me for the last 50," Lochte said. "But we were able to get a medal, so I guess that's good."

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