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

Pontiaki Estia vote to sell property

first_imgThe Extraordinary General Meeting of Pontiaki Estia that was held Sunday July 19, decided to go ahead with the sale of the organisation’s property in Western Sunshine. In favour of the sale voted 161 members with 79 opposing it. This latest result in Pontiaki Estia’s reflects a division between older and younger generation members.When contacted by Neos Kosmos English Edition (NKEE) founding member and former President of Pontiaki Estia Stathis Tsitaridis indicated his willingness to challenge the decision. “We will demand a thorough examination into the organisation’s member registry,” Mr Tsitaridis said. He argued that the current board has systematically used methods of member stacking to manipulate consensus and distort the character of decisions. Mr Tsitaridis expressed his determination to prove that, “Sunday’s result was not a reflection of the legitimate majority in the organisation”. In a report to NKEE published last week current board member and former President of Pontiaki Estia Litsa Athanasiadis had vehemently denied Mr Tsitaridis’ allegations. The President of Pontiaki Estia Nikos Krikelis when contacted by Neos Kosmos refused to make any comments regarding the situation in Pontiaki Estia. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more