“Swimming star” Caleb Dressl, 27, USA (pictured), will not compete at the Fukuoka World Aquatics Championships, which begin on Thursday.

Dressl finished 22nd in the 50-meter men’s freestyle preliminaries at the 2023 USA Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, 꽁머니지급 Indiana, USA, on February 2 with a time of 22.72 seconds. At the event, which doubled as the U.S. National Team Trials, Dressl competed in four events but did not qualify for a single world championship. He made the finals in the 50m and 100m butterfly (3rd and 5th, respectively), and didn’t even make the finals in the 50m and 100m freestyle (29th).

Dressl has been touted as the next big thing after “swimming emperor” Michael Phelps, 38. After winning two gold medals with Phelps at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the 400-meter freestyle relay and 400-meter medley relay, Dressl won seven gold medals at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest and six at the 2019 Games in Gwangju after Phelps retired. He also won five gold medals at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Dresl showed signs of trouble at the World Championships in Budapest last June. After cruising to two gold medals, Dressl withdrew from the men’s 100-meter freestyle semifinals and abruptly returned to the United States. At the time, Team USA cited “medical reasons. In September of last year, Dressl revealed on social media that he was suffering from panic disorder and pressure. After taking some time off, she began competing in U.S. domestic competitions in May of this year.

“Believe it or not, I’m happy with the results,” she said, according to the Associated Press. “As she walked away (from the interview), the back 메이저토토 of her head was not the same as it was when she was the world’s best,” ESPN wrote. Dressl’s coach, Anthony Nesty, said, “(Dressl) is swimming happier than he has in a long time. An athlete in his position has a lot on his shoulders. I hope he can put that weight off.” “Dressl will not compete until August and hopes to be back to full strength in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic trials,” the Associated Press reported.

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