Living up to the hype, American swimmer Caeleb Dressel has claimed the primary individual Olympic trophy of his career. Dressel held off the defending Olympic champion, Australia’s Kyle Chalmers, with a furious sprint to the wall. The winning time was an Olympic record of 47.02 seconds.
Dressel beat Chalmers by a mere six-hundredths of a second, leaving the 2016 winner with silver at this point. The bronze was claimed by Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov. The first three gold medals of Dressel’s career were beat the relays. Now, he’s got one earned all by himself.