Rivals & Friends Rio84
The media is certainly trying to make the rivalry between Michael Phelps (USA) and Ryan Lochte (USA) into a much bigger thing than it is. The pair are referring to themselves as the "old ones" and seem to truly enjoy each others company. Both have said that the other makes them a better swimmer. In tonight's Men's 200 Meter Medley, it was Phelps who claimed the Gold, Lochte didn't make the podium. So at least for now, it is advantage Phelps. An advantage that only helps Team USA and its medal count.