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It was hard to find a tv set in Springfield not tuned to the Olympics Sunday night. Those viewing habits paid off in a big way as former Illinois State Champion swimmer Ryan Held joined Michael Phelps atop the medal stand after Team USA took first in the 4 x 100 freeystyle relay in Rio de Janeiro. He drew the nation's attention with his emotional moment after collecting the medal. He talks about what was going through his mind as the national anthem played.

When not taking part in international competition, Held swims for North Carolina State.

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