(VIDEO INTERVIEW) Olivia Smoliga Gets Video Bombed By Ryan Murphy

Photo Courtesy: Diana Pimer

Olivia Smoliga visited with the media on Monday night at the Golden Goggles Awards show in New York City. Smoliga took us through what she is wearing, and in the process got video bombed by none other than backstroke legend Ryan Murphy.

Smoliga is coming off a summer where she placed second in the 100 back at Nationals this summer, earning herself a spot on the World Championship team for next year.

Smoliga also tried her hand in a new event in 2018, the 200 backstroke. Normally known as a sprinter, Smoliga swam the 200 back a few times this summer at the Pro Swim Series, and then ended up placing fifth in the final. Smoliga hinted at Nationals that she was starting to enjoy swimming the 200 back.

Smoliga also broke the 50 back American Record this summer as she is in her second full year of postgrad swimming.


Olivia with her plus one, Kevin Cordes; Photo Courtesy: Diana Pimer

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How about you not ask the elite female athlete what she is wearing and how long it took her to get ready. You can ask her how much she benches during dry land or what she majored in college.

4 years ago

They asked the male athletes the same question and it’s fun to talk about something other than school and sports. Just enjoy without inferring sexism.