Dressel wins the throne of world swimming

mel american swimmer single Villaseñor wins the right to reclaim the throne of world swimming, vacant since the retirement of the legendary Michael Phelps after the Rio Games.

He closes his participation in Tokyo with five gold medals, one less than those he aspired to in the Japanese capital.

The British Proud ben finished in fifth place, while the French Florent manaudou took the silver and the Brazilian Bruno Fratus, the bronze.

Before helping the United States clinch relay gold, Dressel took individual gold with a dominating victory in the men’s 50m freestyle.

The 24-year-old won with an Olympic record time of 21.07 seconds to add to his 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 4x100m freestyle relay titles in Tokyo.

The swimmer Emma McKeon she won the women’s 50m freestyle to secure her 10th Olympic medal, four of them gold, more than any other Australian athlete in history. ahead of the Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe.

McKeon reached this final with the title of “queen” of speed after adding to the victories she achieved in the 100 and 4×100 freestyle, the victory in the 50 freestyle, after breaking the Olympic record that she had already lowered. in the series and semifinals with a time of 23.81 seconds.

The Swede, holder of the world record Sarah Sjostrom, finished second with Danish Pernille Blume in third place.

Ultimately, Australia won gold in the women’s 4x100m medley relay, while United

The French Boxer Mourad aliev protested after the loss to Frazer Clarke for considering his disqualification unfair.

The 26-year-old Frenchman was disqualified in the second round of the +91 kg quarterfinals against Britain’s Clarke for excessive use of his head.

Aliev spent 30 minutes sitting on the ring platform after the fight and exited the arena, only to return to the same spot.

Aliev kicked the mat and protested furiously upon learning of his disqualification, a behavior he said was “natural” because he has “prepared my whole life for this event.”

The longest known protest in a boxing ring at the Games saw South Korean bantamweight Byun Jong-il sitting in the center of the ring for 67 minutes after losing a fight at the 1988 Olympics, delaying the rest of the competition further. from one hour.

The british Charlotte worthington he recovered from a crash in his first race to claim the first gold medal in BMX freestyle cycling.

The 25-year-old, who quit his job as a chef to focus on the sport in 2017, scored an action-packed score of 97.50 to snatch the gold in his second career.

The american Hannah roberts took the silver while the Swiss Nikita Ducarroz completed the podium

Valerie Adam **s ** of New Zealand has become the first woman to win medals in four Olympic Games in the same specialty after taking bronze in the women’s shot put.

The 36-year-old was an Olympic champion in 2008 and 2012 and won silver in 2016.

Adams also became the first athlete to compete in five Olympic shot put finals.


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