American star Caeleb Dressel gained his fifth gold medal of the Tokyo Video games, ending off one of many nice performances in Olympic historical past. He joins an elite membership of simply 4 different swimmers ever with at the very least 5 gold medals at one Video games.
Dressel swam the butterfly leg as the People set a world document within the 4×100-meter medley relay with a time of three minutes, 26.78 seconds — eclipsing the mark of three:27.28 they set on the 2009 Rome world championships in rubberized fits.
Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew and Zach Apple joined Dressel on the profitable group, guaranteeing the People closed out the swimming competitors with one other gold in a race they’ve by no means misplaced on the Olympics.
Earlier within the session, Dressel gained the 50 freestyle for his third particular person title of the video games. He additionally gained two golds on the relays.
Dressel starred on the pool with Australia’s Emma McKeon, who gained two extra golds Sunday to push her general complete to seven — 4 gold and three bronze.
Mirroring Dressel’s ultimate day, McKeon gained the 50 free and took the butterfly leg on the Aussies’ profitable 4×100 medley relay group on the ladies’s aspect.
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McKeon turned the primary feminine swimmer to win seven medals at a single video games. The one males to do it are Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi.