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Olympic Swimmer Spotlight: Ryan Held

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One of the more touching moments of the Summer Olympics in Rio was the medal ceremony for the gold-winning US male swimmers: Nathan Adrian, Jimmy Feigen, Michael Phelps, and our spotlight stealer of the day Ryan Held. Whether overcome with joy, happiness, relief, accomplishment, or the long arduous journey it took to get there, Ryan Held wept openly on the podium, before Michael Phelps gave him a little hug and gave some veteran comfort to the new guy. It was a nice moment to see, and the sort of thing that moves me most about these Olympic games.

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