...and he proved it again today! 😄
Team USA won the Gold Medal in the Men's 4 x 100m medley relay, giving Caeleb Dressel his 5th Gold Medal of these Olympics! He joins Mark Spitz, Eric Heiden, Matt Biondi, and Michael Phelps (who did it in three different Olympic games) in the group of American athletes who have won at least 5 Gold Medals in a single Olympics!
A couple of other interesting details about this race in particular: ever since this event has come into existence in the Olympics, we have never lost it in an Olympics in which we competed (we didn't win it in 1980 only because the USA boycotted the Moscow Olympics), AND we won it today despite not being the pre-race favorite, even with our history in the event. A very special accomplishment!
And he helped the team win after having won the Gold in the 50m Freestyle just an hour before! The man is a beast...
Robert Finke won the 1500m Freestyle as well just before the relay, and the Women's team won the silver in the 4 x 100m medley relay; Australia won gold by a little over a tenth of a second - it was a nail-biter to the finish.