Caeleb Dressel wins gold, sets record in electrifying men's 100m free | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

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Caeleb Dressel set an Olympic record in the men’s 100m freestyle, which was needed to hold off Australia’s Kyle Chalmers and win his first individual Olympic gold. #NBCOlympics #Tokyo2020 #Swimming
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Each swimming event is broken up into rounds with the purpose of trimming the field of competitors (which can sometimes number upwards of 90+ for individual events) down to a final race of eight. Individual events at distances of 200m and shorter require three rounds: preliminary heats, semifinals, and a final. Each athlete participates in one of several preliminary heats in hopes of recording a top-16 time, thereby advancing to the semifinals.

From there, the eight fastest swimmers across both semifinal heats advance to the final. Individual events at distances of 400m or longer, along with all relay events, do not include a semifinal round. In these events, only the top eight swimmers or teams across the preliminary heats advance to the final. In the event of a tie for the final lane in a semifinal or final round, tied competitors swim an additional head-to-head race to determine who advances. This is also known as a “”swim off””. Olympic swimming competition days generally contain two sessions: one for only preliminary heats, and a second for semifinals and finals. The exceptions are the first day of competition, which lacks a semifinal/final session, and the last day, which does not contain a heats session.

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Caeleb Dressel wins gold, sets record in electrifying men’s 100m free | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports



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Oat Bowls says:

Chalmers took a breath in the flags

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Nick Kruger says:

This was a great part of a mostly disappointing olympics.

MrVpassenheim says:

That was an overly confident call for gold by the announcer. The margin of victory was 0.06 seconds, which is less than 5 inches.

Christopher Guidi says:

Chalmers threw. He took a breath in the flags.

JJ AA says:

Rowdy Gaines and Dan Hicks are the Jim Nantz and Tony Romo of swimming. Hicks even sounds like Nantz.

Colton Bennett says:

Does Kolesnikov look like a Russian Nathan Adrian or am I on something?

David Nicholson says:

All credit to Dressel. Great swim, great time. I don't think he took a breath his last 25 and that made the difference. It also has to be said that Kyle Chalmers' swim was INCREDIBLE! What a back half! What a racer! Huge respect to Chalmers.

Siphious2 says:

Doesn't this dude hold like the most titles/world record for mens swimming like 9 in total (Team games count)

Katie Williams says:

So humble love dressel

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