USA Swimming Olympic Roster 2016: Meet the Team for Rio

Ryan Murphy


Event: Men's 100m Back


The United States has won every Olympic gold medal in the men's 100m backstroke dating back to 1996, and it will be on Ryan Murphy's shoulders to continue that trend after he defeated 2012 gold medalist Matt Grevers and others to book his spot in Rio. At the 2015 World Championships, he helped Team USA win gold in the 400m medley relay, while coming in fifth in the 200m backstroke. (Getty)