French Beat U.S. in Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  (L-R) Gold medallists Clement Lefert, Yannick Agnel, Amaury Leveaux and Fabien Gilot of France pose with the medals won in the medal ceremony following the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Realty on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 29, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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    C’est la vie. In Sunday’s men’s swimming relay, the French team came out for a surprising win over the U.S.—who had come out on top in 2008. With a clear lead in the first three legs, it seemed the Americans would take gold, but French swimmer Yannick Agnel overtook American Ryan Lochte—who beat Michael Phelps on Saturday—by exactly a second to give France the win. "I gave everything in the last 50 until he cracked," Agnel said. "In the last 10 meters, I saw that he was really cracking." The Americans took silver and Russians took bronze, while Australia, the favorite to win, was shut out of the medals.

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