Don’t compare me to Spitz and Phelps, says history man Dressel

first_imgIndian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A holiday around Europe beckons with or without an historic seventh gold.“I have to bring my A-game tomorrow,” he said.“No, I don’t feel pressure. I just want to keep doing my own thing.“I can’t tell you where I’ll be going on the relay, but I got 100 left.“I’m looking forward to that one more fast one, then I’m going to go explore Europe for a bit I don’t want to get ahead of myself.”However, his planned vacation may be put on hold due his education.“I have a maths test in two days, I had to do it at the trials as well, I had a maths test during the meet, and I’m not good at maths. It’s tough being at school and doing all this,” he said. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Perlas Pilipinas stays in Division A in Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “I love him to death, he just texted me to say ‘good job’ – he’s a heckuva guy, a heck of a leader.”Dressel now has six gold medals in Budapest and could win an historic seventh on Sunday in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.‘Crazy’“It’s crazy, but I got mixed relays helping me out,” said Dressel.So far in Budapest, Dressel has three individuals titles, including the 100m freestyle, plus victories for the USA in the men’s 4x100m freestyle, mixed 4x100m medley and mixed 4x100m freestyle relays.The mixed relay events, which have only been added in recent years, make him wary of comparisons with Phelps.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “It’s a bit of a different situation, because of the mixed relays,” said Dressel.“I wouldn’t put myself with that group yet (with Spitz and Phelps), I’m still getting my feet wet in international swimming.“I’m just having fun — I’m not counting medals at this point.”Regardless of what happens on Sunday, Phelps will remain the only swimmer to have won eight Olympic golds at one games after his Beijing 2008 haul.Dressel says Saturday’s triple gold haul took a mental and physical toll.“I think there aren’t any accidents in the sport – I had three swims within an hour and a half of each other,” he said.“I had to be on point for all of them, so it wasn’t an accident what happened.“It was hard that’s all I can say, I’m really tired.“We were ready for it, but I’m so glad (his coach Gregg) Troy has a plan for me and it worked out.”No pressureDespite standing on the verge of matching two of US swimming legends, Dressel said he feels no pressure before Sunday’s relay. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets From left, Americans Nathan Adrian, Mallory Comerford and Caeleb Remel Dressel react after competing in the mixed 4 x 100 m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 29, 2017. With the victory, Dressel became the first American swimmer to win three gold medals in one day at the aquatic championships. AFP BUDAPEST, Hungary — Caeleb Dressel says comparisons with US swim legends Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz are premature even though he stands on the verge of matching their historic feats.The 20-year-old Dressel became the first American swimmer to win three gold medals in one day at the world aquatic championships on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT He kicked off his historic performance at the Duna Arena by winning the 50m freestyle and the 100m butterfly golds within half an hour.Then he helped the USA break the world-record for the mixed 4x200m freestyle for a hat-trick of golds — all inside 90 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Dressel revealed he was congratulated for his jaw-dropping exploits by Phelps via an SMS text message, but is uneasy about being compared to his idol.“I don’t want to be compared to Michael – I love Michael,” said Dressel, who swam alongside Phelps at the 2016 Olympics. View commentslast_img read more

Brodek Named Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week

first_imgAcademically, Brodek holds a 3.63 grade point average and is majoring in environmental science. She is a three-year letterwinner and has been named to the MAAC Women’s Rowing All-Academic Team twice in her career. Brodek, a member of the Drake rowing team, was a member of the Drake varsity 8 + boat that earned two first place finishes and a second place finish this past weekend at the Lubbers Cup in Spring Lake, Mich. She helped Drake defeat Grand Valley State and Marquette in Saturday morning’s race and then helped defeat Purdue and Ohio State in Saturday afternoon’s race. This is the first time the varsity 8 boat has defeated Grand Valley State and Purdue in the same day. The Bulldogs’ 8 boat on Sunday morning took second behind Eastern Michigan and finished in front of Marquette. Brodek and the women’s rowing team travel to Omaha, Neb., to race Creighton on April 22. About Drake Graduate & Professional ProgramsDrake University offers graduate and professional programs in business, law, health care, leadership, education, public administration, counseling, executive education, and communication. At Drake, students discover proven outcomes, flexible scheduling for working professionals, and career advancement. Learn more about how Drake’s graduate and professional programs can take your career to the next level at www.drake.edu/graduate Print Friendly Version Gabrielle Brodek, a senior from Hampden, Maine, has been named this week’s Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Drake Graduate and Professional Programs.last_img read more