Caeleb Dressel Says Michael Phelps Mentored Him During Olympics

Caeleb Dressel Says Michael Phelps Mentored Him During Olympics

8/3/2021 6:59:00 PM

Caeleb Dressel Says Michael Phelps Mentored Him During Olympics

Caeleb Dressel says he talked to Michael Phelps more than his wife during the Olympics, telling TMZ Sports the swimming G.O.A.T. helped him win 5 gold medals.

TMZ Sportsthe swimming G.O.A.T. helped the 24-year-old win 5 gold medals.Wetalked to Dressel in NYC shortly after he returned to the U.S. ... and asked the new face of swimming whether the old face of swimming reached out to congratulate him after his kickass week in Tokyo.

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"I actually texted [Michael Phelps] more than [my wife]Meghanduring the games. It was nice being able to lean on him. He helped me a lot throughout. I texted him after a couple of events, he was more than welcome to help me figure out some stuff, but he was great."

Pretty cool of Phelps -- a 23x gold medalist -- to help one of the Games' biggest stars AND best performers.Dressel won 5 medals -- all gold -- in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 4x100m freestyle relay and 4x100m medley relay. Read more: TMZ »

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Caeleb Dressel talks about winning 5 gold medals in Tokyo and Simone BilesHaving won five Olympic gold medals, Team USA swimmer Caeleb Dressel sat down with TODAY’s Craig Melvin in Tokyo before heading home to the U.S. “It was really fun competing: This is the pinnacle of our sport,” he says. He also comments on Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from Olympic events: “I’m OK with the call that Simone did … just leave her alone.” He rejects comparisons of himself to Michael Phelps, saying, “It’s not fair to Michael, it’s not fair to me.” Superman. Clark Kent in the glasses, Superman in the pool..... An amazing, classy, humble example for America. Can’t we even let these athletes get all the glory without mention Simone Biles! Give it a break!

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Tokyo Olympics’ Breakout Stars Suni Lee And Caeleb Dressel Are Poised To Cash InRacking up gold medals in sports like gymnastics or swimming on the world’s biggest stage is lucrative. (Just ask Simone Biles or Katie Ledecky.) Now, Suni Lee and Caeleb Dressel are looking at a seven-figure windfall.

Tokyo Olympics’ Breakout Stars Suni Lee And Caeleb Dressel Are Poised To Cash InRacking up gold medals in sports like gymnastics or swimming on the world’s biggest stage is lucrative. (Just ask Simone Biles or Katie Ledecky.) Now, Suni Lee and Caeleb Dressel are looking at a seven-figure windfall.

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Caeleb Dressel talks about winning 5 gold medals in Tokyo and Simone BilesHaving won five Olympic gold medals, Team USA swimmer Caeleb Dressel sat down with TODAY’s Craig Melvin in Tokyo before heading home to the U.S. “It was really fun competing: This is the pinnacle of our sport,” he says. He also comments on Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from Olympic events: “I’m OK with the call that Simone did … just leave her alone.” He rejects comparisons of himself to Michael Phelps, saying, “It’s not fair to Michael, it’s not fair to me.” Superman. Clark Kent in the glasses, Superman in the pool..... An amazing, classy, humble example for America. Can’t we even let these athletes get all the glory without mention Simone Biles! Give it a break!