American swimmer Caeleb Dressel won the fourth gold at the Tokyo Olympics

01 August 2021 08:19 AM | UPDATED 4 months ago

01 August 2021 08:19 AM

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel has won gold in the 50-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan with an Olympic record. 

His gold number has reached four in Tokyo.

In the competition held on Sunday morning, Dresel completed the distance in 21.07 seconds and won the gold. He broke the Olympic record of 21.30 seconds set by Cellar Cello of Brazil. The world record in this event is also in the name of the same Cello. He set a record of 20.91 seconds in 2009.

Florent Malaude of France won the silver with a time of 21.55 seconds while Bruno Fatas of Brazil won the bronze with a time of 21.57 seconds.

This is Caeleb Dressel’s fourth gold in Tokyo. Dresel, 24, has previously won four gold medals in the 100m freestyle, 100m freestyle, and 100m butterfly. In the 100-meter freestyle, he won gold, including an Olympic record, and set a new world record in the 100-meter butterfly.

Caeleb Dressel, also seen as the next Michael Phelps, won two gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. World swimming legend Michael Phelps retired after the 2016 Rio Olympics. Since then, many have seen Dresel as a new star in swimming.

At the Rio Olympics, Dresel also won gold in the four-time 100-meter freestyle relay and four-time 100-meter midfielder from Phelps. He was 19 at the time.

Caeleb Dressel, who has been performing well since then, won seven gold medals at the 2017 FINA World Championships. He also won six gold and two silver medals at the 2019 World Championships.

In the women’s 50m freestyle, Australia’s Emma McKeown won gold with an Olympic record. She won the gold with a time of 23.81 seconds. 

Sweden’s Sarah Soestrom, who set a world record in 2017 in this event, won the silver with a time of 24.07 seconds. Denmark’s Pernil Bloom won bronze with a time of 24.21 seconds.

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