The American team of Caeleb Dressel, Michael Phelps, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian took gold at the Olympics in the 4×100 relay. NC State swimmer Ryan was overcome with emotion on the podium during the medal ceremony.
“I didn’t think I was going to cry. I was too tired to cry, I didn’t think I could cry,” Held said. “I’ve heard the national anthem hundreds of times, but as soon as that played it was just something different. The tears just started rolling down my face.”
Dressel cried too. And tears also fell from Phelps.