Victory gives Dressel her first individual Olympic gold medal. He had previously won three gold medals in relays, including the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay previously in these Games.
Australian Kyle Chalmers won the silver medal with a time of 47.08, while Russian Kliment Kolesnikov won the bronze in 47.44.
“I don’t know if it has been installed yet,” he said after winning in Tokyo. “Right now I’m doing a little bit of harm. But it’s been a very hard year. It’s very hard. So to show the results, they really came together. So I’m happy,” he said.
“Whenever he’s in a high-tension situation, he’s scared,” Biles told reporters Tuesday. “I need to focus on my mental health and not endanger my health and well – being.
“It just hurts when you fight with your own head.”