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Commentator hands gold medal to Phelps rival Ryan Lochte in race confusion

Elliotte Friedman, on Canada’s CBC channel, mistakes Ryan Lochte for gold medallist Michael Phelps in 200m individual medley, giving race to Lochte

An Olympics commentator in Canada has apologised to viewers after mistaking 22-time gold medallist Michael Phelps for his arch rival, Ryan Lochte, on live television.

Spectators watching the 200m individual medley event on Canada’s CBC channel on Thursday night were left confused after the commentator, Elliotte Friedman, called the whole race mistaking Lochte for Phelps.

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