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Jimmy Fallon steals show with Ryan Lochte impression at VMAs

The MTV Video Music Awards were filled with plenty of real gold medal winners — and a fake one, too.
/ Source: TODAY

It wasn't only pop stars and fashionistas who attended the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

The show, which was broadcast live from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, featured several of Team USA's most beloved Olympic gold medalists, including 2016 gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps and the Final Five gymnasts, as well as past gold medalist Serena Williams.

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But one fake Olympian caused buzz, too.

"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon walked to the microphone dressed as disgraced Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte to present the Video of the Year award.

Michael Phelps

Fallon's Lochte, decked out in a ridiculous bleach-blond wig and phony medal, began fibbing about his musical accomplishments and his connections to pop stars to mock the athlete, who claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro, until security camera footage proved he was lying.

"I directed all five nominees for Video of the Year," Fallon's Lochte boasted. "I'm the one who gave Adele that flip phone."

"I made 'Lemonade' with Queen Bey," he continued before calling himself "Reezy with the good hair.”

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As for real Olympians, Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, was cheered when he took to the stage to introduce a performance by rapper Future. Phelps revealed that it was Future's fierce music he was listening to at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro when photogs snapped a pic of him leering at an opponent — turning his miserable mug into a hilarious internet meme.

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Four of the Final Five gymnasts — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian — walked onstage to a standing ovation and thunderous applause. The four women were on hand to present Beyonce with the Best Female Video award for her riveting "Hold Up" video.

Fifth member Gabby Douglas was recovering from a recent hospital visit, and was wished well by her teammates, who took the chance to talk about the importance of hard work before introducing the category's contenders.

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"Together with our teammate Gabby, we accomplished something bigger than ourselves that was a clear product of our years of hard work and training," said Kocian.

"The five women nominated for Best Female Video work hard to be at the top of their game," added Raisman. "They're role models to us and we hope to be the same to the younger generation of women,"

"And we love them all!" concluded Hernandez.