We’ve been seeing a lot of headlines that talk about Ryan Lochte being robbed in a scary situation in Rio. They go something like this one from ESPN, ‘ Ryan Lochte among 4 robbed in Rio.’ But who are those others that were robbed?
We found out that this one is a little closer to home than we realized. The Olympic teammates of Ryan happened to be Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen. Both Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen are Texas Longhorns, Feigen being an alumni.
The incident was quite scary where the burglars posed as police officers. Luckily, everyone remained safe, despite one of the imposters holding a gun to Lochte’s head.
Conger’s mother told the Washington Post: “All I know is Jack is safe and in Rio.”
Jack Conger will be a Senior this upcoming Fall semester adn won a gold medal in the 4X200 meter freestyle relay.
The spokesman for Rio 2016 apologized for the incident.
“We regret the violence has got so close to the athletes,” Mario Andrada said.
Officials are still looking to interview others involved to help resolve further issues from occuring.