Dressel and McKeon take place among the Olympic greats


McKeon and Dressel

Dressel and McKeon take place among the Olympic greats

Caleb Dressel finished off his gold rush at the Tokyo Olympics with two other great swims.

"I'm pleased with that," said the 24-year-old Floridian, who won fourth and fifth gold at the Tokyo Games on Sunday.

Australian Emma McKeown has set her dazzling stamp on the record books with an impressive array of equipment.

McKeown won two more golds and became the first swimmer—and the second woman in any sport—to win seven medals in a single Olympics. Four of them are gold, and the other three are bronze.

"It's going to take a bit of a dip," said McKeown, 27, from Brisbane. "I am very proud of myself."

Dressel perfected the events he had the chance to, capping his fantastic week in the final race at the Tokyo Aquatic Center by putting the Americans at the front to stay on their way to a world record.

He doesn't plan to savor his victory for long - the same for a man who said the day before, "Sports were so much more fun when no one knew my name."

In his first race on Sunday, he took a relatively easy win in the 50 freestyle. By the time Dressel finished, he had joined the elite club of swimmers who had won at least five gold medals in one match.

Michael Phelps has done it three times, of course, most notably by his record eight golds at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The last morning in the pool started with another fun in 50 Freestyle games - Dressel's third Games singles title.

After diving into the water, he used his dolphin-like underwater technique to get out of the water with a clear lead, just as he always does. In a sprint usually defined by a few hundredths of a second, he touched half of his body ahead of the field in an Olympic record of 21.07 seconds.

When he saw his time and, most importantly, the number "1" next to his name, he splashed water and flexed his swollen arms.

France's Florent Manaudou repeated his Olympic silver medal win at 21.55, followed by Brazil's Bruno Fratus at 21.57.

Fratus felt like a winner. He lost a medal at the 2012 London Olympics by just two hundred seconds, returning home five years ago.

"I got myself an Olympic medal," said Fratus. "Nine years late, I think, but I got it. I can have some peace of mind."

In the men's medley - a race Americans have never lost in the Olympics - the US was behind two other teams when Dressel dived for a butterfly.

In this way, he hit Britain and Italy with a sore leg of 49.03, more than a second faster than anyone else.

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