Georgia swimmer Gunnar Bentz on armed robbery: ‘We are all safe’

UGA swimmers Gunnar Bentz (right), with Melanie Margalis

Georgia swimmer Gunnar Bentz was among four U.S. swimmers robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning, a United States Olympic Committee spokesperson confirmed.

The Bulldogs standout has been in Rio as a participant in the 2016 Olympic Games. The school and athlete tweeted out that all is well despite the scary incident.

USA Today’s Rachel Axon confirmed the event transpired through Lochte’s mother, who said she received the news in a text message from her son.

Ileana Lochte reports that her son was not injured, though his wallet was taken.

“I think they’re all shaken up. There were a few of them,” Ileana Lochte said, according to USA Today. “No, they were just, they just took their wallets and basically that was it.”

The IOC is denying this report, with a spokesman referring to reports of the incident are “absolutely not true.”

Lochte won a gold medal for his part in the 4-x-200 freestyle relay for the United States. The 32-year-old has 12 Olympic medals, making him the second-most decorated United States swimmer in history behind Michael Phelps’ 28 medals.

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