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Caeleb Dressel joins elite club with 5th Olympic gold medal

TOKYO - Caeleb Dressel finished off his gold rush at the Tokyo Olympics with two more dazzling swims. "I'm proud of myself. I feel like I reached what my potential was here at these games," Dressel said. By the time Dressel was done, he had entered elite club of swimmers who won at least five gold medals at one games. The only event Dressel failed to win all week was the new 4×100 mixed medley relay, though that was no fault on his own. In a race featuring two men and two women, the Americans tried a different lineup than everyone else, which left Dressel more than 8 seconds behind when he took over on the anchor freestyle leg. In the men's medley - a race the Americans have never lost at the Olympics -the U.S. was trailing two other teams when Dressel dived in for the butterfly. "To win one gold medal or an Olympic medal, it's very, very special. We're lucky to have her on the team."source url:

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