Even the best athletes in the world are learning the dangers of being in Rio.
According to Ben Way of Fox Sports, United States gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte was held at gunpoint early Sunday morning while heading to a party.
— Ben Way (@BenWayFOX) August 14, 2016
Of course, because the International Olympic Committee can’t seem to do anything right this Olympics, they initially denied the report.
IOC director of comms Mark Adams has just said Lochte gunpoint story is "not true."
— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) August 14, 2016
But Lochte’s mother was able to confirm to Rachel Axon of USA Today that her son was robbed, while three of his teammates were with him.
“I think they’re all shaken up. There were a few of them,” Ileana Lochte said. “No, they were just, they just took their wallets and basically that was it.”
While Lochte himself never officially confirmed he was held up, his mother said the group was “held up and confronted by people who had guns and knives,” while their cab was getting gas.
Lochte won gold during the 4×200 freestyle relay earlier in the week and he finished his last competition on Thursday. Luckily, the 32-year-old is okay, but Sunday was a scary moment nonetheless.