Michael Phelps was quick to congratulate his rival, Ryan Lochte, for bringing home the United States’ first gold medal of the 2012 Olympic Games for the men’s 400-meter individual medley.
Congrats to @ryanlochte … Way to keep that title in the country where it belongs!!
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) July 28, 2012
Lochte’s time of 4:05.18 was the second-fastest ever for the 400-meter medley, second only to Phelps’ 4:03.84 time set in the Beijing Games in 2008.
The fourth-place finish leaves 16-Olympic-medal holder Phelps without a medal in an Olympic race for the first time since 2000.
— Erica Pace (@PaceErica) July 28, 2012
Maybe Michael Phelps isn't the best anymore…
— Jake Warwinsky (@JWARWINSKY) July 28, 2012
Felt so heart broken when Michael phelps came 4th
— Aliyah (@aliyahawoye) July 28, 2012
…so Michael Phelps isn't an alien/cyborg/demigod?
— Joseph Trevor Antley (@jtantley) July 28, 2012
michael phelps didn't even get a medal…. #shocked
— Alyssa Rhee (@arhee_) July 28, 2012