when? Olympic swimming continues through Sunday.
where? Tokyo Aquatics Center.
First fixed gold
The 2016 Rio Olympics became the last Olympics for Michael Philp. At the same Olympics, Caleb Dressel made her debut. Something seems like an idea.
Because even if athletes of Phelps’ caliber were truly irreplaceable, Dressel at least made sure to minimize his deficiency.
In 2019, he became the best male swimmer at the World Cup, and now the 24-year-old is chasing gold in Tokyo.
In Beijing in 2008, Michael Phelps became historic when he won eight gold medals. Dressel has no plans to challenge this record. At most, he can swim home with seven gold medals in Tokyo.
The 24-year-old competes in three individual distances, the 50- and 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly. In addition, he is expected to swim in four games for the team.
On Monday, be sure to fix your first potential golds. When the 4x100m freestyle trials were decided, Dressel stood up, but eventually swam the first distance.
His 47.26 time was the fastest in the world this year in the 100m freestyle.
Dressel’s teammates were able to get away with chasing Italy and Australia, and thus Dressel’s first Olympic gold was fixed in Tokyo.
Fencing in the pond
Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky fails to defend an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle.
In Monday’s final, Ariarn Titmus of Australia was the stronger of the two in a race that developed into an entertaining and exciting duel.
Ledecky was in front for most of the race, but Titmus was the strongest in the last 50 meters and took his first Olympic gold.
My house defended the gold
British swimmer Adam Peaty, a breaststroke swimmer, was challenged in Monday’s Olympic final in the 100m breaststroke by Arno Kamenga of the Netherlands, but Petty held out and defended his Olympic medal in 2016.
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