Dressel, who finished his Olympics on Sunday with five gold medals in all, won the men’s 50-meter freestyle gold medal with an Olympic record time of 21.07 segundos. He became just the third man to ever win the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter freestyle at the same Olympics.
Florent Manaudou of France took the silver in the event with a time of 21:55, and Brazil’s Bruno Fratus won bronze with a time of 21:57.
Dressel then returned to swim the butterfly portion of the men’s 4×100-meter medley relay for Team USA, along with Ryan Murphy swimming backstroke, Michael Andrew swimming breaststroke, and Zach Apple swimming freestyle in the anchor position.
The team won gold with a world record time of 3:26.78. Great Britain won the silver medal with a time of 3:27.51, and Italy took the bronze finishing in 3:29.17.
In the men’s 1500-meter freestyle, swimmer Robert Finke won the gold medal finishing with a time of 14:39.65. Finke, a surprise gold medalist in the 800-meter freestyle earlier in the Tokyo Games, earns his second gold medal of these Olympics.
Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk won silver with a time of 14:40.66, while Germany’s Florian Wellbrock won bronze with a time of 14:40.91.
At the completion of the swimming events, the US stood at 19 gold medals and 52 medals overall during these Olympics.