Caeleb Dressel, 24, in company with his teammates Bowen Becker, Zach Apple, and Blake Pieroni were holders of the pole position in 4x100m relay freestyle having a time score of 3:08.97. The match took place at the Aquatics Centre in Tokyo. In second place was Italy who was 1.14 seconds behind and the third place was held by Australia, which was behind by 1.25 seconds.
Caeleb Dressel and his teammates managed to clock in the fastest on every step of the relay race. The huge win on Monday means that the U.S has managed to win gold in 10 of the last 13 men’s 4x100m relays to take place in the Olympic Games. Post the win, Dressel waved to his parents back home by addressing the camera. He also mentioned having brimming confidence and not an ounce of self-doubt. That apart, Dressel also stated being glad for being able to reclaim the medal for the USA.
Caeleb Dressel Throws His Gold Medal To The Stands!
Caeleb Dressel did not actually throw his gold medal away! He threw his gold medal in the stands to his replacement Brooks Curry. Brooks swam for Caeleb in the heat while Caeleb replaced him in the finals. Caeleb Dressel told the reporters that Curry did get the medal, but he would soon be receiving one of his own. Caeleb also added that it was easier for him in the finals because he got to rest during the heat and watched the round on TV.
Caeleb Dressel is regarded as the heir to Michael Phelps, because of his noteworthy and consistent performances during the heats in the last few years. Dressel, one among the four captains of USA Swimming is regarded with a similar superstar status like Phelps because of his headline-making ability. Next in the Tokyo Olympics, the swimmer is set to compete in the 100m butterfly, 50m freestyle, and 100m freestyle.