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Jun 30, 2016 12:57 AM EDT

From Miller to Swimmer: IU’s 1st Time since 40th Olympic Tag

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While heaven seems to gloom down on the University of Indiana for the unsavory criminal issues it had been facing this month, the other end is spared by congratulatory gestures as Cody Miller; a noted graduate gets selected to represent the "U.S. Olympic Swimming team" at the Rio Olympics 2016 for the first time in 40 years.

Despite a disheartening deformity in the lungs, Miller insisted and had successfully proven to the world that he has got what it takes than merely surviving such weakness, Indy Star reported.

Winning second place in the fast-paced 100-meter breaststroke Olympic trials at Omaha last Monday, Miller awaits final instructions for the upcoming 2016 Olympic swimming games.

During a press conference conducted right after the trial, Miller conveyed to the press how bespectacled he was when he first realized that he won the 100 breaststroke move, the Swimming World Magazine reported.  

Besides hoping that such career does would end up a mere stint but rather a conclusion of a fulfilled athletic dream, Miller enunciates plans for his post-Olympic game career in the future.

Miller streamed through the hardships he had to face, as well as the impossibilities he had to defy to gain such victory in swimming.

His most obvious hindrance was his health. But fortunately, he shares- with a few chances of exercise, healthy diet and a lot of smiles; he was finally able to conquer such ailment.

Interestingly, Miller was as proud as his own alma mater Indiana University in light of the fact that he represented the rekindling of a 40-year-old forgotten victory in the men's swimming team in Indiana Hoosiers, the Indy Star again reported.

Miller was proud to proclaim that just after Mark Spitz, it was his name that made it in the IU papers!

Heading with him to Rio de Janeiro with high hopes this year is his female counterpart, Lilly King, another Indy Star headline reported.

The 2016 Summer Olympics has long been set to take place on the 5th to the 21st of August, 2016. 

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