Jul 29, 2021 - Sports
Caeleb Dressel wins Olympic gold in men's 100m freestyle
American swimmer Caeleb Dressel snagged his second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics Thursday, winning the men's 100-meter freestyle race and setting a new Olympic record.
The big picture: It's his first individual Olympic gold of his career. He won gold earlier this week in the men's 4x100m medley relay, and brought home two gold medals for relays in Rio.
- He is set to swim in two more individual races and likely multiple relays in the coming days.
- Australia's Kyle Chalmers won the silver in Thursday's 100m freestyle race and Russian Kliment Kolesnikov took the bronze.
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