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Caeleb Dressel Wins Gold, Sets Olympic Record in 50m Freestyle Final


Another day, another Caeleb Dressel gold medal—and Olympic record.

One day after winning gold and setting a world record in the men's 100m final, Dressel again topped the podium by winning the 50m final on Sunday. His winning time of 21.07 broke the all-time Olympic record. 

He's now 3-for-3 in winning gold in his individual events, as he also won gold in the 100m butterfly.

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Florent Manaudou of France took silver with a time of 21.55, while Brazil's Bruno Fratus came in third at 21.57.

Dressel has won five gold medals in Tokyo, with a first-place finish as a member of the 4x100m freestyle team and the 4x100m men's medley relay. 

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