US gold medal Olympian Caeleb Dressel tears up while national anthem plays

The 2021 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo have been absent of the patriotism America is accustomed to seeing from Team U.S.A., but Olympic swimmer Caeleb Dressel made his country proud when he teared up on the gold medal stand while listening to the national anthem after finishing the 100-meter freestyle in record time.

Dressel, a 24-year-old native Floridian, broke the Olympic record for 100-meter freestyle with a time of 47.02 and pulled out a narrow win against Kyle Chalmers of Australia.

“I don’t know if it’s set in yet. Right now, I’m just kinda …. It’s a really tough year. It’s really hard. So to have the results here … It really came together so I’m happy,” Dressel said of his win.

During the medal ceremony, the swimmer proudly placed his hand over his heart with tears in his eyes as the American national anthem played.

Standing on the podium, Dressel’s pride to be representing Team U.S.A. was refreshing and a stark contrast to what has been observed from many other American athletes.

America’s woke women’s soccer players Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan took a knee as they famously have in the past before their Olympic game. They were destroyed 3-0 by Sweden.

American men’s basketball isn’t doing well either. Team U.S.A. lost to France, 76-83 leaving many back home disappointed and upset with players’ “social justice obsession”.

One team member, JaVale McGee kneeled during the national anthem and Kevin Durant called Fox News host Laura Ingraham “racist” for criticizing LeBron James’ political ignorance

Ingraham has coincidentally weighed in on the “wokeness” on display at the Olympics.

“The Olympics has sadly become one more experience ruined by self-promoting wokesters. It is sad that some are more concerned about social media brand building when what we actually want is their great competition,” Ingraham stated.

Dressel’s win exhibited a rare moment of patriotism for fans watching back home. The swimmer won the first three medals of his career in team relay races – two in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro Olympics and one already this time around in Tokyo.

“It is a lot different. I guess I thought it would be, I just didn’t want to admit to it. It’s a lot tougher. You have to rely on yourself, there’s no one to bail you out,” Dressel said of the pressures of an individual swim.

The Floridian has much to celebrate following his victory and has been called the most dominant American swimmer in the post-Michael Phelps era.

Twitter users gushed over the heartwarming win:

Kay Apfel

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