Aug 1, 2021 - Sports
U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins 50-meter freestyle final, sets new Olympic record
American swimmer Caeleb Dressel won gold and set an Olympic record in the men's 50-meter freestyle on Saturday, beating his own world record that he set in 2020.
Details: Dressel didn't take a breath while in the pool to win the race in 21.07 seconds. France's Florent Manaudou won the silver medal, and Brazil’s Bruno Fratus bagged the bronze.
The big picture: Dressel previously won gold in the men's 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter freestyle and 4x100-meter medley relay in Tokyo.
- He also broke the world record in the men's 100-meter butterfly final on Friday.
- Dressel had two gold medals going into the Tokyo Olympics.
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Editor's note: This article has been updated to include Dressel's Olympic record time, the fact he held his breath while in the pool and to note the silver and bronze medal winners.