U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel sets Olympic record in gold medal 100-meter freestyle.
Dressel has won three Olympic gold medals, but it's his first for an individual event.
Alexander Hassenstein / Getty ImagesJuly 29, 2021, 2:41 AM UTCByCaeleb Dressel is the world champion in the 100-meter freestyle race, and as of Thursday, he’s the Olympic champion, too.He did it in Olympic record time: 47.02 seconds.The American swimmer now has two golds in the Tokyo Games. He earned the first with his teammates earlier this week, having raced the first leg of the victorious 4x100 free relay Monday.
Thursday was the first time that Dressel has won an Olympic gold medal in an individual event.The Florida native had won a gold in Tokyo for the 4x100-meter relay, and he won two golds in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, both in group events.Dressel had been considered a favorite in the 100-meter freestyle, and he is reigning world champion in the event.Read more: NBC News »
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