Tokyo Olympics: Caeleb Dressel breaks Olympic report on strategy to second gold
|Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8|
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The USA’s Caeleb Dressel set an Olympic report on his strategy to successful the lads’s 100m freestyle gold medal as he seeks to turn into one of the vital profitable swimmers at a person Video games.
Dressel gained in a time of 47.02 seconds to assert his second gold in Tokyo.
China took gold in an exciting girls’s 4x200m freestyle in a world-record time of seven minutes 40.33 seconds.
In the meantime Nice Britain’s Commonwealth champion James Wilby missed out on a medal within the males’s 200m breaststroke.
He was second quickest within the semi-final and began nicely within the closing earlier than fading.
Australia‘s Zac Stubblety-Prepare dinner broke an Olympic report to win the race with a time of two:06.38, ending forward of Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands and Finland’s Matti Mattsson.
“Bodily and mentally it hurts,” Wilby advised BBC Sport.
“The result’s what it’s. It’s laborious, the way in which I swim it needs to be an ideal balancing act and if I’m off ever so barely it actually pays off in a nasty manner.”
Dressel edges thriller for second gold
Dressel claimed his second gold of the Video games following his half in USA’s 4x100m relay, nevertheless it was a detailed race as Australia‘s Kyle Chalmers completed simply 0.06sec adrift with Russian Kliment Kolesnikov in third.
Dressel may end these Olympics as one of the vital profitable swimmers at a person Video games as he’s in rivalry for an extra 4 medals – two particular person (100m butterfly and 50m) and two in relays (medley and combined medley).
Solely two swimmers in Olympic historical past have gained greater than six medals at a Video games – Michael Phelps with eight in Beijing in 2008 and Mark Spitz with seven in Munich in 1972.
“There’s been loads of strain on me, there’s nothing unsuitable with strain however there’s with stress. I dealt with it nicely and I’m glad,” Dressel advised BBC Sport.
Dressel’s United States team-mate Robert Finke gained a shock gold within the males’s 800m freestyle closing.
He got here out of nowhere within the closing 75m to pip world champion Gregorio Paltrinieri by 0.24secs, whereas Mykhailo Romanchuk took the bronze medal.
Robust showings from GB swimmers
Making her first look in an Olympic closing, Britain’s Alys Thomas completed seventh within the 200m butterfly however put in a powerful efficiency as she touched house in 2:07.90, knocking off multiple second from her semi-final time.
Duncan Scott, who gained 200m freestyle silver earlier this week, put himself in rivalry for an additional particular person medal as he completed quickest within the males’s 200m medley semi-final.
Luke Greenbank certified quickest for the 200m backstroke closing with a time of 1:54.98 however Brodie Williams was unable to progress as he completed fifteenth.
Anna Hopkin completed fourth in her 100m freestyle semi-final, securing her spot within the closing by simply 0.01sec however Freya Anderson simply missed out as she completed eleventh total.
Lastly, Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wooden each booked their locations within the 200m breaststroke closing by ending third and fourth of their respective semi-finals.