French Beat U.S. in Swimming

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.