TOKYO (July 26, 2021) – On Monday, July 26, 2021, Team Toyota’s Caeleb Dressel, at 24 years old, won his third Olympic gold medal in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay event after swimming the first leg of the relay for the USA men’s team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
“I felt good the whole way. I knew I had to get my hand on the wall first and get some clean water,” said Dressel. “Everyone did their job. It’s a relay for a reason; there are four guys for a reason. It is certainly not just me, and it is certainly not just one guy. I was never scared — the scariest part was my leg for myself because I had control about that. I knew they were going to get the job done; I wasn’t nervous at all — especially when Zach [Apple] hit the water and I saw him break out. I knew it was over.”
A first-time captain for the U.S. in a senior-level international competition, Dressel has added to his incredible accolades by reaching the top step of the podium in Tokyo. The two-time Olympian is a world-record holder in multiple events and a swimming sensation looking to bring home more hardware for Team USA.
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