LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 25: Cullen Jones of the United States swims during a training session ahead of the London Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park on July 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
The U.S. looked like it had another gold medal in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay wrapped up midway through the finals on Sunday; Nathan Adrian and Michael Phelps swam well in the first and second legs, respectively, to give the relay team a decent lead. Cullen Jones wasn't able to extend that lead when he swam the third leg, but he more or less preserved it for Ryan Lochte. Unfortunately, Lochte couldn't hold on, and Yannick Agnel passed him in the final 50 meters to claim gold for France.
Lochte described himself as "kind of bummed" afterward, although his time of 47.74 seconds for the anchor leg was respectable. "I overswam the first 50, which kind of hurt me for the last 50," Lochte said. "You would think doing distance events I wouldn’t get tired, but sprinting definitely takes a lot out of you."
Cullen Jones has two more opportunities to win medals in London, beginning with the 100m Freestyle event on Tuesday.