when? Olympic swimming ends on Sunday.
where? Tokyo Aquatics Center
Dressel’s third gold and first world record
Already in the semi-finals of the 100-meter butterfly, it was possible to imagine that Caleb Dressel from the United States had a world record in her body, and when the final was decided last night, the second world record was set during the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The 24-year-old Dressel won the Olympic gold with a time of 49.45 and lowered her previous world record by five hundred.
Once again, it was Caleb Dressel’s underwater work that decided. Christoph Melak of Hungary did what he could to fish in the Dressel race, but Milak was 23 percent behind.
Dressel had a stressful Saturday in the Olympic pool.
40 minutes after he swam in the 100-meter butterfly final, he swam in the semi-finals of the 50-meter freestyle. With a time of 21.47, he was the fastest ever in the semifinals.
It didn’t end there. Half an hour later, Dressel chased after a second gold medal on Saturday when the mixed teams’ 4x100m final was decided.
Even a big star can sometimes leave the stage without a medal.
The United States placed fifth in the final, which was won by Great Britain.
In the 400-meter freestyle final earlier this week, 24-year-old Katie Ledecky of the United States appeared to claim a new Olympic gold, but a brilliant finish from Australia 20-year-old Ariarn Titmus propelled Ledecky to silver. place.
A few days later, Ledecky and Titmus met again, and then in the 200-meter freestyle. The Australian took her second gold while Ledecky – who won the Olympic gold in Rio – had nothing to do with the medal but finished fifth.
When the 800m freestyle final was decided the night before Saturday, Ledecky got his revenge. This time, the 24-year-old American managed to make so much progress that Titmus did not have the strength to catch up and overtake him.
This was Ledecky’s second gold in Tokyo. Earlier this week, she also won the 1500m freestyle where Titmus did not compete.
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