Tearjerking profiles of odds overcome are a favorite segment of Olympics coverage. A few feel-good stories from these games: gymnast Gabby Douglas’s mom sold her jewelry and has filed for bankruptcy; swimmer Ryan Lochte’s family are losing their home; weightlifter Sarah Robles lives on a $400/month stipend from USA weightlifting and gets food assistance. And look at them now! Perseverance! Overcoming odds! The American way!