Caeleb Dressel won five gold medals at Tokyo
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Meet Caeleb Dressel, who won five gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics

Caeleb Dressel

Caeleb Dressel.[Credit/Skysports.com]

Caeleb Dressel has had a successful career in swimming and has made several achievements.

The swimming icon currently represents the Cali Condors, which is part of the International Swimming League.

In the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, the swimming icon made an impressive performance. He concluded the Olympics with a whopping five gold medals.

Dressel won five gold medals, making him the fifth American in history to win that many in a single Olympics in the past 50 years.

Mark Spitz, Michael Phelps, Eric Heiden, and Matt Biondi are the other four. He also became the first swimmer in history to win gold in the 50-meter freestyle, the 100 free and the 100-meter butterfly at the same Olympics

The medals were in the following categories, Men’s 100m butterfly, Men’s 100m freestyle, Men’s 4x10m freestyle relay, Men’s 4x100m medley relay as well as Men’s 50m freestyle.

The Tokyo Olympics which run for seventeen days of competition has the United States win the most medals overall. The US had the most gold medals, 39, barely outshining China, which won 38.

In the much-hyped men’s 100m freestyle at the Olympics, Caeleb Dressel achieved that with a time of 47.02 seconds, to claim his second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Without a doubt, Dressel is a force to be reckoned with. The 24-year-old champ got the Americans all happy for his win. He set an Olympic record and the fifth-fastest all-time.

Dressel outshined his Australian rival dubbed Kyle Chalmers who clocked a time of 47.08.

Additionally, the Russian Olympic Committee’s Kliment Kolesnikov was the third. He clocked 47.44. On the other hand, China bagged a gold medal in women’s 4x200m freestyle. They clocked a world-record time of seven minutes 40.33 seconds.

This came after Dressel won his first gold as part of the United States’ 4x100m relay. It was his hope that he finishes the Olympics as one of the most successful swimmers, more so at an individual level, which he did achieve.

The good performance came about after a well-outlined routine of his workout. Caeleb Dressel, who is the fastest swimmer in the world as of right now said that he started with a quick snack. After the snack, he said that he would start his gym sessions at 7:00 am.

The gym session began with a two-hour weight session. The specially talented swimmer further said that he used to get to the swimming pool for a two-hour swim after the gym.

This workout routine thus bore him good fruits and helped him shine all through the Tokyo Olympics.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Dressel won his first gold medal in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay. In the final, he swam the lead-off leg in 48.10 (the second-fastest opening leg in the field) and was followed by teammates Michael Phelps, Ryan Held, and Nathan Adrian. The American team recorded a time of 3:09.92.

In the 100-meter freestyle, Dressel finished sixth in the final with a time of 48.02.

Dressel also swam in the heats of the 4×100-meter medley relay and earned his second gold medal when the USA finished first in the finals. He recorded a freestyle split of 47.74 in the heat.

Caeleb Dressel

Caeleb Dressel. Credit/fina.org]

At the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, he made an impressive performance.

There, he bagged seven gold medals and a record eight medals. That was in the inclusion of six gold at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju.

Dressel is as well the current holder of the world records in the 10-meter butterfly in both long course and short course.

Additionally, he also holds the record of 50-meter freestyle in short course and 100 meters individual medley in short course.

Reports as well indicate that Dressel ranks among the best athletes in the vertical jump. He has been undoubtedly been a shining star in the pool.

More to the list of his achievements, Dressel holds the American records in 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle and in 50-meter and 100-meter butterfly (all long course).

He also holds the short course records in 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events, the 100-yard butterfly, and the 200-yard individual medley, and formerly in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Meet Caeleb Dressel, who won five gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics
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