The American Caeleb Dressel sumo his fourth gold in the pool of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by winning the Argentinean night this Saturday in the final of the 50 meters freestyle, in a test in which Brazil was able to celebrate the bronze of Bruno Fratus.
Dressel finished his length with 21.07 seconds, thus breaking the Olympic record that the Brazilian Cesar Sky had scored in Beijing 2008 (21s30).
The North American, a great male figure in swimming in these Games, thus postponed the French Florent manaudou (21s55), one of the specialists in this distance, who had to settle for being a silver medalist. Fratus stopped the clock in 21s57 and gave Brazil the second bronze in the swimming of these Olympic Games, after the achieved by Fernando Scheffer in the 200 meters free.
Marking time from early
Dressel’s jump: one of its secrets is how it enters the pool. Photo EFE
Beyond being part of the North American 4×100 post in Rio 2016, when Michael Phelps still accumulated medals, it became customary for Dressel to sketch feats in this Japanese date, as well as putting together passionate duels, especially with the Hungarian Kristof Milak.
In the men’s semi-finals of the 100 butterfly there were plenty of emotions. Because in the first series, the european beat the record Olympic shared by American and Singaporean Joseph Schooling (50s39) when registering 50s31. The American, precisely, had marked that time in the previous day and it had not lasted long.
But Milak could not enjoy his conquest for long either, because in the second semis, it was Dressel himself who improved his time by dropping 50 seconds: he stopped the clock at 49.71. And in the final, in which they faced each other, the US swimmer with a time of 49 seconds and 45 hundredths, a new world record.
Dressel and the bronze medalist, the Brazilian Bruno Fratus. Photo EFE
In short, Dressel has five competitions contested in Tokyo and in four of them he took the gold: the 50m and the 100m freestyle, the 100 butterfly and the male free 4×100 post. He only missed the mixed 4×100 post, in which he could not even hang a medal because the US team finished fifth.
And a peculiarity: set records in all of them except at the post, where logically he also depends on his companions. Now he is the owner of the Olympic records in the 50 and 100 free and owner of the best Olympic and world record in the 100 butterfly.
They don’t call him the heir of the Baltimore Shark. At 24 years old, go if it already has its own name.