American ONE VELACINOR He finished his participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics pool this Sunday, adding two more titles to his account to bring his total to five golds, while the Australian Emma McCune She was asserted as the heroine, in her case with four titles.
Group speed tests ended for this edition and the final final was the men’s 4x100m relay, with Dressel taking home his fifth Tokyo gold. The United States maintained its historical dominance in this test. His quartet won a time of 3 minutes 26 seconds 78 hundredths, which also improved the world record of 3:27.28 set in 2009.
The silver in Sunday’s final went to Great Britain (3:27.51) and the bronze to Italy (3:29.17). Shortly before that final, Dressel was the winner in the 50m freestyle (21.07 seconds), beating France’s Florent Manaudou (21.55) and Brazil’s Bruno Fratos (21.57). The 24-year-old Florida swimmer has been confirmed to be the king of speed, having already been the winner of the 100m freestyle, swimming queen.
His other titles in Tokyo 2020 came in the 100m butterfly and the 4x100m freestyle relay. Only one survived, one of 4x100m relay mixed styles Saturday, where the United States can hardly take fifth place.
The American star celebrated, “I’m very proud of myself. I think I responded to my potential in these games. It was so much fun.”
Dressel adds his five gold medals to those two he won at the 2016 Rio Games, both in the relay events (4 x 100 meter freestyle and styles). Adding to this is his impressive harvest of 13 world titles between the last two editions, Budapest-2017 and Gwangju-2019.
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For her part, Australian Emma McKeown had a similar Sunday to Dressel’s, taking gold in the 50m freestyle (23.81) and 4x100m relay (3:51.60). McKeown finishes in Tokyo 2020 in double speed (50-100m) and in the 4x100m relay, both freestyle and styles. To this he added bronze in the 100-meter butterfly, 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay, and 4 x 100-meter mixed styles relay. In total, there are seven medals earned by McKeon, making her the swimmer with the most metals in the same edition.
The absolute record is eight, from the American Michael Phelps In 2004 and 2008. In the 50-meter freestyle, the silver medal went to Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom (24.07) and Denmark’s Pernel Blom (24.21).
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