Monday, August 15, 2016
Olympics Went Swimmingly for Cody Miller
Last Saturday night, U.S. swimmer Cody Miller received a gold medal for his part in the men's 4 x 100m medley relay final at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also won bronze in the men's 100m breaststroke final on August 7. These accomplishments are very impressive because Miller has pectus excavatum, a condition in which the breastbone is sunken into the chest. Depending on its severity, this can affect the functioning of the heart and lungs, making exercise difficult. Miller hasn't allowed pectus excavatum to be a disability for him. For more information about the deformity, go to http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pectus-excavatum/basics/definition/CON-20028599.