2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics daily schedule
This was not supposed to be an Olympic year, but it is due to COVID-19. As is nearly always the case, Team USA is a strong favorite to win more medals than any other country.To get more news about olympics tokyo 2020 game, you can visit shine news official website.
Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles have been household names since the Games in Rio and London, respectively. USA Basketball is always favored in both the men's and women's tournaments. Ronnie Baker and Trayvon Bromell will be in the mix to be called the world's fastest man in the 100-meters, with Usain Bolt firmly retired.
The 17-day sporting event that captivates and unites the world for a little more than a fortnight can be seen on NBC and streamed on fuboTV (try for free) and you can stick with CBS Sports to follow along to see which nation tops the medal table, who brings home the gold and which athletes from the U.S. and around the world etch their names in Olympic history among the pantheon of legends that have preceded them. There will never be another Michael Phelps, but if there's such a thing as the next-best thing, Caeleb Dressel is absolutely it.
The 24-year-old from Florida positively wowed in Tokyo, and on Sunday morning in Japan, Dressel completed a phenomenal and historic week's worth of swimming. The bottom line on his final haul: five gold medals, three of them individual. That achievement is the stuff of sporting legend. Dressel became one of three American male swimmers to win at least three individual golds at a single Olympics.
The other two: Mark Spitz and Phelps.
Dressel also became the first swimmer in history to win gold in the 50-meter freestyle, the 100 free and the 100-meter butterfly at the same Olympics.
God-tier performance from Dressel in the pool this week.
His five-gold haul also made him the fifth American in history to win that many in a single Olympics in the past 50 years. Spitz, Phelps, Eric Heiden and Matt Biondi are the other four. It's official: When we discuss all-time Olympic greats, Dressel's name has to be included in that conversation, just the way Katie Ledecky's is.
Let's refresh on Dressel's dominion in the water, because it's all too easy for a lot of these races to blend together after a barrage of events each night for a week straight. The first of Dressel's five gold medals came on the first Sunday of Olympic competition, when he swam the fastest opening leg in the men's 4x100 free relay, marking the second consecutive Olympics he won gold in that event. (Dressel now has seven Olympic medals, all of them gold.)
Thursday brought the men's 100-meter freestyle final. Dressel dramatically held off Australia's Kyle Chalmers by .06 of a second to set an Olympic record (47.02) and earn the first individual Olympic gold of his career. Saturday's 100-meter butterfly was even better. Dressel set the world record (49.45) and needed to do so in order to hold off Hungary's Kristóf Milák, whose back-half split was the fastest in history. Elite athletes producing high drama on the biggest stage in the world.