Michael Phelps did not win his first final race since coming out of retirement, but he did remind fans of something else -- just how much the sport needs and enjoys his rivalry with Ryan Lochte.
Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin might get more recognition (not to mention attention from the president). But Allison Schmitt has been the top American swimmer in these Olympics so far.
Matt Grevers won gold in an Olympics-record 52.16 seconds with Nick Thoman taking silver in 52.97. It's the second consecutive Olympics in which the U.S. men have finished first and second in the 100 back.
At the last Summer Games, it was the U.S. that pulled off the improbable victory in the 4x100 relay. Sunday in London, France got its revenge.