Ledecky, a 2015 graduate of the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md., won the gold medal in the Olympic debut of the event.
Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines praised God and lifted up Our Lady’s Miraculous Medal from around her neck while repeatedly shouting “Thank You, Lord,” after winning the Olympic gold medal.
Growing up in a Catholic family gave Coryn Rivera guidance, hope and faith.
The Marian University graduate is part of USA Cycling competing in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in the BMX events taking place July 28 and 29.
Every Olympic athlete has an uplifting story, but Joe Schroeder’s path to the Olympics also includes physically lifting up people.