Caeleb Dressel finishes 2d-fastest in a hundred freestyle qualifying
TOKYO — U.S. Swimmer Caeleb Dressel opened his individual Olympic software as the second-quickest qualifier in the 100-meter freestyle.
Thomas Ceccon of Italy led the way in 47.71 seconds Tuesday night time at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre. Dressel clocked 47.Seventy-three at the same time as swimming in the same warmness.
“I feel like I cleaned up hundreds that I did now not do on the relay, so I’m clearly happy with it,” Dressel stated.
Australia’s Kyle Chalmers, the protecting Olympic champion, became 0.33-quickest in forty-seven. Seventy-seven.
Most of the sixteen guys advancing to the semifinals changed into sixteen-one-year-antique Romanian David Popovici and American Zach Apple.
Dressel already owns one gold medal in Tokyo, having led off the victorious 4×100 loose relay Monday. Apple swam the anchor leg for the Americans.
Ceccon helped the Italians to a silver medal, whilst Chalmers anchored the Aussies’ bronze medal-triumphing organization.
Dressel had been a spectator for a maximum of the meet’s first 3 days, looking at his teammates eleven win medals earlier than he contributed a twelfth with the relay win.
“it’s hard watching events skip at the same time as you are clearly trying to your danger,” he stated. “
My first swims are commonly quite rocky, so I’m glad to get going with the meet.”
Britain topped the guys’ 4×200 freestyle relay heats in 7 minutes, three.25 seconds. Australia has to turn out to be second at 7:05.00, and Italy 1/3 at 7:05.05.
The American group of Drew Kibler, Andrew Seliskar, Patrick Callan, and Blake Pieroni superior in fifth at 7:05.Sixty-two.
Dressel is an opportunity to swim within the relay final Wednesday.
He gave his gold medal from the 4×100 unfastened relay to teammate Brooks Curry, who helped the U.S. Comfortable an opening through swimming inside the preliminaries.
Dressel tossed the medal to Curry inside the stands at some stage in the organization’s victory lap across the deck.
“I had the right activity final night time day ride of everybody right here.
I’ve been given to have a study it on television,” Dressel said, “so I felt like he deserved that a hint extra than me.”
Curry can also in the end have obtained a gold medal of his personal, however, prelim swimmers do now not take part in the medal ceremony.
The Yankee coaches gift those medals within the course of a set meeting later inside the week.
Australia’s Izaac Stubblety-cook dinner and Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands tied for the top time within the guys’ hundred breaststrokes in 2:07.37.
Kamminga emerges as the silver medalist inside the hundred breasts.
Nic Fink of the U.S. Qualified fourth.
Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk advanced to the final of the guys 800 free. He had the quickest time of 7:41.28, an Olympic file.
Florian Wellbrock of Germany and Bobby Fink of the U.S. Moreover superior.
China’s Zhang Yufei, the silver medalist in the hundred butterflies, led the way within the two hundred fly heats with a time of:07.50.
Hali Flickinger of the U.S., who earned a bronze medal in the 4 hundred character medley, became second at 2:08.31. American Regan Smith is additionally superior to the semifinals.