Olympics: France upsets U.S. in 4x100 relay

France's Clement Lefert, Amaury Leveaux and Fabien Gilot celebrate after winning the men's 4 x 100m freestyle relay final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Park on July 29, 2012 in London. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

(AP) LONDON - France upset favored Australia and the United States to win the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the London Olympics on Sunday.

The Americans led all the way until Yannick Agnel pulled ahead of Ryan Lochte in the final lap.

France clocked 3 minutes, 9.93 seconds, and the Americans settled for silver in 3:10.38. Russia took bronze in 3:11.41.

Pre-race favorite Australia was fourth.

It was sweet revenge for the French, who lost a close race to the Americans in Beijing four years ago.

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