(Press Conference) Cody Miller, Dana Vollmer and Ryan Held on Medal-Winning Swims

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A day after each captured Olympic medals, Cody MillerDana Vollmer and Ryan Held participated in a press conference Monday afternoon at the Main Press Center at Barra Olympic Park.

Vollmer discussed how much it meant to get back on the podium in both the 100 fly and the 400 free relay following her yearlong absence from the sport, and then Held followed with a discussion of his crazy day full of media obligations that included the Today show. Miller explained why the moment when he won the bronze meant so much to him.

The trio also spoke about cupping, which became the hot topic of discussion worldwide when Michael Phelps walked out for the 400 free relay final with red bruise-like marks on his right shoulder, and doping, particularly in how athletes such as Mack Horton and Lilly King have called out their rivals with blemishes on their records.

Watch the video of the press conference below, and check back for more of these throughout the week.

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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