Caeleb Dressel Earns First Gold At Tokyo Olympics In Men’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay
Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowen Becker and Zach Apple won gold for the USA in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay. Their time of 3:08.97 was able to beat the Italians by just 1.14 seconds and Australians by 1.25 seconds.
The American team had no weak point, as they were the fastest in every leg of the race. The USA has won 10 of the last 13 4x100m relay in the Olympic Games.
After the victory, Dressel spoke with NBC’s Michele Tafoya, “It feels great. We knew there was a huge target on our back, every go around. It was nice, I mean I’d say we dominated that pretty well. We’re never going to doubt ourselves, that’s how Team USA works. We had a couple people rule us out of that event, we’re never going to take that. It feels nice to dominate that event and have that back on home soil.”
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