Dazzling Dressel! American swimmer Caeleb wins his THIRD gold of the Tokyo Olympics after breaking his OWN world document within the 100m butterfly to carry off Hungary… and he might nonetheless win three extra medals!
Caeleb Dressel received his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a world document within the 100-meter butterfly Saturday.
Dressel led proper from the beginning and held off Hungary’s Kristof Milak to the touch in 49.45 seconds, breaking the mark of 49.50 that the American set on the 2019 world championships in Gwangju.
Milak, winner of the 200 fly, earned the silver with a blistering 49.68. The bronze went to Switzerland’s Noe Ponti.
Caeleb Dressel received his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympic within the 100m butterfly
Dressel’s victory got here within the first of three races on his morning schedule.
He was additionally set to compete within the semifinals of the 50 freestyle earlier than returning to the deck another time to anchor the 4×100 combined medley relay, a brand new Olympic occasion that options two males and two ladies on every group.
Dressel is anticipated to participate in two extra finals Sunday, the final day of the swimming competitors on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
Dressel received his third gold medal at these video games, together with the primary two particular person victories of his Olympic profession.
He held off Hungary’s Kristof Milak to interrupt his personal world document time of 49.45 on Saturday
Dressel is in competition to develop into of essentially the most profitable swimmers at a person Video games
If Dressel sweeps his occasions, he’ll develop into the one the the fourth swimmer and fifth athlete total to win six gold medals at a single Olympics.
Swimming icon Michael Phelps did it twice, capturing six golds on the 2004 Athens Video games earlier than setting the document with eight golds in Beijing 4 years later.
Phelps broke the mark held by Mark Spitz, who received seven golds on the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Additionally profitable six golds have been East German swimmer Kristin Otto in 1988 and gymnast Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus in 1992, when he represented the Unified Group that emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union.
It was a fantastic day within the pool for the USA as Katie Ledecky additionally claimed gold in 800m freestyle
It was an enormous day on the pool, with Katie Ledecky additionally claiming gold in her remaining occasion of those video games. Ledecky was the large favourite to win the 800 freestyle, an occasion she hasn’t misplaced since 2010.
She is now the primary feminine swimmer to win six particular person golds in her Olympic profession, breaking a tie with Hungary’s Krisztina Egerszegi.
Ledecky already received the 1,500 free in Tokyo, to go together with two silver medals and a fifth-place end within the 200 freestyle.
Dressel’s victory got here within the first of three races on his morning schedule. He’ll additionally compete within the semifinals of the 50 freestyle earlier than returning to the deck another time to anchor the 4×100 combined medley relay, a brand new Olympic occasion that options two males and two ladies.
He’ll seemingly dive into the pool with an enormous deficit since he is the one man within the subject to swim the freestyle leg.