For USA Swimming Caeleb Dressel is the athlete of the year. Amy Hoppenwrath has obtained the recognition reserved for match officials. The awards were announced during the inauguration ceremony of the sporting year. For the American this is the third recognition after those obtained in 2017 and 2019.
The awards were announced during the inauguration ceremony of the sporting year. The athlete of the year award is awarded to the swimmer who has had the best performance over the past season. With her five gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics, there was therefore little doubt about Dressel’s victory.
Caeleb Dressel, the biggest swimming star of today?
Caeleb Dressel was one of the rulers of Toky Olympics 2021. The American swimmer is a versatile swimmer, capable of a powerful swim and of extreme power. In Tokyo he won five gold medals.
At the Japanese Olympics, Caeleb competed fifteen times between heats, semifinals and finals in various specialties. Just during the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, Dressel set three Olympic records and one world record, the one on the 100 butterfly of 49 "45.
Dressel is trained by Gregg Troy at the Gator Swim Club, and has become a great swimmer starting with the university student at 21: in Budapest in 2017 he already won three individual golds. On 7 August 2016 he won gold at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics in the 4x100m freestyle together with Michael Phelps, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian and in the 4x100m mixed.
At the 2017 Budapest World Swimming Championships he won the 50m and 100m freestyle, the 100m butterfly, the 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m mixed, 4x100m mixed freestyle and 4x100m mixed medals, totaling seven medals. gold, the highest number in a world championship, equaling Michael Phelps' feat in 2007.
At the Gwangju 2019 world championships, during the semifinal of the 100 meters butterfly he set the new world record for the specialty, with a time of 49 "50, improving by 32 cents the record that belonged to compatriot Michael Phelps.
 In the Korean world championship , Dressel wins 6 gold and 2 silver medals. At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Dressel wins gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle (setting the Olympic record on both occasions), the 100m butterfly (setting the new world record), as well as in the 4x100m relay freestyle meters and 4x100 mixed meters, winning five gold medals.
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She said: "I am getting closer to the idea that there is no more swimming in my life, but I am not afraid. The changes for me have always been positive energy.
It has been a beautiful journey, made of ups and downs. I enjoyed it. It was a positive release after a difficult year. Now is the time to turn the page. My new love? We didn't want gossip to enter our world of workouts and fast paces.
We tried to keep the figures separate. He suffered with it. me and has always supported me. If he had not been there I would have stopped swimming many years ago. He gave me the strength to believe more in myself. Matteo the right man? Matteo is the best person I know.
We athletes are often seen as robots who never make mistakes and are prepared for everything, but that's not true. The Olympics brings a very high level of psychophysical stress that not everyone can handle. Panic attacks? I have kept them under control, even if they never completely pass .
You learn to live with them and fight them, but they are always there. Until the Olympics there was an absolute veto for various reasons, but now I think it's the right time even if I don't plan anything."