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2012 London Olympics: Ryan Lochte Fails To Earn Medal In 200m Freestyle

Former Florida Gator, Ryan Lochte, got his Olympics off to a perfect start with a dominant victory in the 400-meter IM, but has since faltered. After relinquishing a lead in the anchor leg 4x100-meter freestyle relay, earning a silver medal for the United States, Lochte was unable to find the medal podium in the 200-meter freestyle.

Instead it was Yannick Agnel of France that finished in the top spot on Monday night, finishing nearly two seconds before Lochte.

Lochte didn't hide his disappointment on Twitter after the event, tweeting, "Not so happy about that swim tonight... you live and learn. Tomorrow I will be better." He continued, "The greatest athletes suffer the hardest defeats before the biggest and best moments of your life.... God has a plan for everyone."

He'll have a chance to get himself back on track in the Olympics and the 200-meter event with the 4x200-meter freestyle relay on Tuesday night.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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