Drexel On Thursday, Australia’s defending champion Kyle Chalmers won the 100m freestyle championship with a thrilling performance and won his first Olympic individual gold medal.
“I started to find my own rhythm,” he said. “It’s time, to be honest.”
He returned in the evening and set the Olympic record of 100 butterfly preliminaries in 50.39 seconds.
“I was chewing,” he Say. “I also want to do my part.”
In all, Drexel He may leave Tokyo with six medals, which is two fewer than Michael Phelps’ historic eight gold medals in 2008. When he would rather “shut up and swim,” as he said before the Olympics.
“The pressure is good,” he said. “When you turn it into stress, it becomes a problem.”
Drexel is always looking for negative factors in his performance very quickly, he discovered this in the preliminary rounds of the 100-man free competition.
“My first swim was very difficult,” he said. “I am turning stress into stress.”
A few minutes before the 100 free finals, in the preparation room off the deck of the Tokyo Aquatic Center, Drexel Staring at the Olympic rings on the wall. heexist his The second Summer Olympics, and also the first time Phelps retired five years ago, left a vacancy that Drexel quickly filled and became the most dominant male swimmer in the world.
He won two relay gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. At the 2017 World Championships, Drexel Won 7 gold medals, two years later, 6 gold medals and 2 silver medals.
All that is missing is a personal Olympic gold medal.
“I really want to seize the moment and enjoy it,” he Say. “I don’t want to go beyond any moment, because I’m used to it. I don’t want to be immune to the feeling that the car gives me.”
On the podium, Drexel Wearing a headscarf belongs to his The tutor in the late high school his Left wrist.This is the last remnant he The math teacher Claire McCool passed away in December 2017. He wore the same bandanna to the medal he won at the 2019 World Congress.
Drexel First conversation his In a TV interview after the game, his wife Megan and his parents watched the game in Florida. In addition to exchanging text messages with them occasionally, Drexel Has been eclipsed on social media, and maintained his own form for most of the nine days of the game.
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