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Dressel to go for another gold in 100 freestyle

62 days ago
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YOKOHAMA, Japan - Many current and former Florida Gators from the men's and women's swimming and diving programs are continuing to join in Olympic competition as this week progresses.

Here are the latest updates: .

Men's & Women's Swimming

FINALS

Caeleb Dressel shot out of a cannon to win the first semifinal heat in the 100 Free. Dressel went 47.23 to finish second overall to earn a spot in the finals on Wednesday night at 10:37 p.m. ET.

In the 4x200 Free Relay, Kieran Smith led off for Team USA with a split of 1:44.74 and help Team USA to a fourth place finish with a time of 7:02.43.

PRELIMS

Dressel set the tone in the pool on Day Four of the Olympic games. Dressel swam his way into the 100 Free semifinals with a second-place finish in the final heat and overall with a time of 47.73 on Tuesday evening.

Bobby Finke was the top Gator in the 800 Free as he went a blistering 7:42.72 setting a new American Record and personal best to finish third overall to qualify for the finals on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m ET. Alfonso Mestre finished second in heat three and 15th overall with new personal best of 7:52.07.

In the 200 Breast, Amro Al-Wir placed 26th with a time of 2:12.67.

Dressel, who swam at Florida from 2015-18, is a seven-time World Champion and 10-time NCAA Champion who won a pair of gold medals as a member of Team USA's 4x100 Free Relay and 4x100 Medley Relay teams at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. He is chasing his first individual gold medal in these Tokyo Summer Olympics.