Dressel-led United States wins men's Olympic 4x100m relay gold at Tokyo Olympics

Zach Apple brought US home after Dressel led off, with sizzling legs from Bowen Becker and Blake Pieroni ensuring their team touched in 3:08.97 ahead of Italy (3:10.11) and Australia (3:10.22).

Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowen Becker and Zach Apple of Team United States pose with their gold medals for the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre.   -  GETTY IMAGES

A United States team spearheaded by Caeleb Dressel stormed to the men's 4x100m Olympic relay gold medal in the third quickest time ever on Monday.

Zach Apple brought US home after Dressel led off, with sizzling legs from Bowen Becker and Blake Pieroni ensuring their team touched in 3:08.97 ahead of Italy (3:10.11) and Australia (3:10.22).

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"It feels great. We knew we had a huge target on our back. It feels nice. I'd say we dominated that pretty well," said Dressel, who could win an incredible seven gold medals in Tokyo.

"We're never going to doubt ourselves. That's how Team USA works. We had a couple of people rule us out, and we're never going to take that."

Dressel gave his team a powerful start with a 47.26 opening leg, and it never relinquished their lead.

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