What’s Pectus Excavatum, The Caved Chest Condition Olympic Swimmer Cody Miller Is Suffering From?
Olympic swimmer Cody Miller was diagnosed with a rare lung deformity when he was only 10 years old. Miller’s condition, which is referred to as pectus excavatum, makes the chest appear caved in and reduces the lung capacity by 20 percent. In turn, this reduces Miller’s breathing percent by a substantial amount. Still, Miller has not allowed this deformity to stop him from doing what he does best – swimming.
On Sunday at the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Bloomingdale, Indiana native, won his first Bronze Medal in the 100-meter breaststroke finishing at 58.87 seconds and breaking the current U.S. record. When asked how he felt, Miller replied, “So happy! I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a kid!”