USA Swimming Ace Caeleb Dressel Expects to Go Big at Tokyo Olympics 2021

Published 07/10/2021, 11:02 AM EDT
Jun 20, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Caeleb Dressel celebrates after winning the men’s 50m freestyle final during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming competition at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports


The Tokyo Olympics 2021 begins on July 23rd. The trials for the Olympics are over for different nations, and the athletes are ready to showcase their talents.

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Even though Michael Phelps will not take part in this year’s Olympics, Caeleb Dressel expects to shine this time around. Likewise, he will take part in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle events, 100-meter butterfly events, and four more relay events in this year’s Olympics.

Having the chance to equal Mark Spitz’s record this year, Dressel hopes to win seven gold medals, this time around. The 24-year-old opened up about the achievements he had till now and was glad to have a good career to date.

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Jun 17, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Caeleb Dressel reacts in the MenÕs 100m Freestyle Finals during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming competition at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2021 is time for Caeleb Dressel to shine

The swimmer spoke about the excitement of winning eight medals in the World Championships, which was unique. By reflecting on the success he had in the championships, Dressel was happy to make his mark in the tournament.

“Part of me is very happy. Part of me wants to cry that I’m done with it. I’ve got pimples on my face from just the stress of the meet. I’m probably losing some hair.

“It was a very tough week. I knew I was going to have to come with fire, passion, and pride in every single race,” said Dressel.

Jun 18, 2021; Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Caeleb Dressel reacts after swimming in the Men’s 100m Butterfly prelims during the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Swimming competition at CHI Health Center Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

The sheer determination and passion being shown are quite incredible. Moreover, the Tokyo Olympics looks to be a successful tournament for Caeleb Dressel. The record-breaker hopes to follow Phelps’ legacy, and create history in Tokyo.

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Tokyo Olympics will be a sterner test for Dressel

Having won six gold medals and two silvers in the 2019 World Championships, Gwangju, Dressel looks to become the perfect heir for Michael Phelps throne, in Tokyo. But, Kyle Chalmers proves to be one major roadblock for Dressel heading to Tokyo.

The 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly will be straightforward. On the other hand, the 100-meter freestyle event looks to be a tight battle between Kyle Chalmers and Caeleb Dressel in what will prove to be an incredible matchup.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 10: Kyle Chalmers of Australia celebrates winning gold in the Men’s 100m Freestyle Final on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

However, the incredible Dressel will be the favorite. The 2017 World Championships was also famous for the 7 gold medals he won with aplomb. Dressel hopes to continue that form to the Tokyo Olympics as well.

While the Olympics is all set to start, the predictions for the swimming events are heating up. While the US is expected to lead the medal tally, there are many swimmers this time, who look to leave their mark in this year’s Olympics.

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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