St. Louis, Missouri 2021-07-31 23:15:00 –
Tokyo (AP) — Five for Caeleb Dressel.
The American star won the fifth gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, finishing one of the best performances in Olympic history. He has won at least five gold medals in a single match and is part of an elite club of four other swimmers.
Dressel swam the legs of a butterfly Americans set world records At a 4x100m medley relay at 3: 26.78 seconds-they are in rubberized suits, surpassing the 3: 27.28 mark set at the 2009 Roman World Championships.
Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, and Zach Apple have joined the winning team, Dressel, to confirm that Americans have finished their swimming tournament with another gold in a race they have never lost at the Olympics.
Early in the session, Dressel won 50 freestyles in the game’s third personal title. He also won two gold medals at the relay.
Dressel starred in the pool with Emma McKeon of Australia. Emma McKeon won two more gold medals on Sunday for a total of seven (four gold medals and three bronze medals).
Reflecting the final day of Dressel, McKeon won 50 for free and the butterfly leg on the women’s side of Australia’s winning 4×100 medley relay team.
McKeon became the first female swimmer to win seven medals in a single match. Only Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi do that.
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