American Dressel wins men's 100m freestyle gold at Tokyo Olympics

29/07/2021 11:56 AM

TOKYO, July 29  -- Caeleb Dressel of the United States beat defending champon Kyle Chalmers to win the men's 100m freestyle gold at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre here on Thursday.

Two-time world champion in the event, Dressel had a safe lead before touching home in 47.02 seconds, a new Olympic record time, Xinhua said.

This is the second gold for Dressel after contributing to Team USA' title defence in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay on Monday.

After two bronze medals from freestyle relay, Australia's Chalmers took the silver in 47.08 seconds and reigning European champion Kliment Kolesnikov claimed the bronze in 47.44 seconds after his silver in the 100m backstroke.