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Caeleb Dressel, Bobby Finke claim gold in pool as Florida’s 2020 Olympics takeover begins

The probability of the contingent of 31 Florida Gators heading to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics having one of the best trips in Gator Nation’s history was always dependent largely on that crew’s biggest star and what his fellow swimmers could collectively do in the pool.

Well, on Wednesday, Caeleb Dressel proved he’s more than just a relay stalwart by setting a new American record and holding off a fast field in the men’s 100-meter freestyle — and he didn’t swim the most thrilling race won by an American man.