Caeleb Dressel, one of the world's most dominant male swimmers, got off to a strong start in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by leading the U.S. to gold in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay. The U.S. finished with a time of 3:08:97, just ahead of the silver medalist Italy and bronze medalist Australia.
Led by Dressel, the U.S. team earned gold behind strong efforts from Blake Pieroni, Bowen Becker and Zach Apple -- who had the best split of any of the Americans with a 46.06 anchor.
After finishing with two gold medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Dressel is off to a similar trajectory this time around.
Dressel will have even more shots at gold over the course of this year's Games. Below are the next events Dressel is set to compete in. Follow along with CBS Sports for our live updates of the team's and Dressel's attempt attempts at gold:
(All times eastern)
Men's 100-meter butterfly
Final: Friday, July 30, 9:30 p.m.
Men's 50-meter freestyle
- Final: Saturday, July 31, 9:30 p.m.