London Olympics: First full day of competition heats up in pool

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Day 1 of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London was full of surprises. Some of them happened during competition, while others happened off the field of play. he Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte rivalry was perhaps the biggest storyline leading to the 2012 games, and it came to a head on the opening day. There were some surprising results in team competition and near-upsets in women's basketball. Canada fell just short in an upset bid against Russia and didn't make the top 10...but they at least get a h/t here.

Lochte beats Phelps for gold

The Americans, led by Lochte, and Vollmer, lead the way in the 2012 Summer Olympics. They have two golds, and their comrades have picked up two other medals. Lochte is certainly the story of the day, taking away a victory from one of the greatest Olympians of all-time, Michael Phelps. The victory was a tone-setter, a victory that made Phelps well-aware of the greatness that Lochte possesses in a swimming pool. With several more events slated for tomorrow, the competition will only get hotter.