American swimmer Caeleb Dressel picked up a gold medal on Monday as a part of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay crew on the Tokyo Olympics.
Dressel took his gold medal and was seen throwing it to teammate Brooks Curry, who was within the stands on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre watching Workforce USA choose up the victory. Curry helped the U.S. get to the finals within the preliminary swims the night time earlier than.
Dressel stated he thought Curry deserved the medal greater than him.
“I had the simplest job final night time out of everybody right here, I bought to observe it on TV, so I felt like (Brooks) deserved that somewhat greater than me,” he stated.
Yahoo Sports famous Dressel and Curry each get medals regardless. Everybody who swims within the preliminary races and the finals will get the medal from wherever the finals crew finishes.
Dressel has been the highest American swimmer within the fold since Michael Phelps retired. He stated this gold took a crew effort to win.
“I felt good the entire method, I knew I needed to get my hand within the wall first and get some clear water,” he stated. “And everybody did their job. It’s a relay for a cause, it’s 4 guys for a cause, it’s definitely not simply me. It’s definitely not only one man.”
The U.S. gained in 3:08.93, the third-fastest time in historical past. Italy gained silver and Australia gained bronze.
The Related Press contributed to this report.