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USA's Michael Phelps takes part in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / François-Xavier MARITFRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images

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A play-by-play announcer for CBC is apologizing for mixing up swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, announcing Lochte as the winner of the 200-meter individual medley final even though Phelps blew away his American teammate and the rest of the competition.

Elliotte Friedman quickly realized his mistake on the air when an on-screen graphic appeared showing Phelps had won. His tone immediately changed from excited to gutted and he corrected himself, saying: "I apologize, I got my lanes mixed up."

David Shoalts: Sure, Elliotte Friedman goofed, but he also showed grace under fire

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Friedman apologized further on Twitter, saying: "I'm sorry everyone. I blew it. No excuses."

Phelps's win was his fourth gold in Rio and his 22nd overall in the Olympics. Lochte finished fifth, nearly 3 seconds behind Phelps.

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