Caeleb Dressel Shows Off New Sleeve Tattoo on Left Leg

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Caeleb Dressel -- Photo Courtesy: Mine Kasapoglu/ISL

Caeleb Dressel Shows Off New Sleeve Tattoo on Left Leg

During his reign as the world’s best swimmer going back to 2017, Caeleb Dressel has come to the blocks each time showing off his right arm sleeve tattoo, topped with an eagle inked over his shoulder. Now, Dressel has added more ink to his aresenal with a full-length design covering his left leg. Dressel posted a photo of the new tattoo on Instagram this week, and he said he spent 14 hours with a tattoo artist perfecting the design.

The design includes multiple plant designs, including flowers and cactuses, but only the outline is complete so far, with color to be added later. Dressel is scheduled to compete for the Cali Condors in the ISL playoffs beginning in less than two weeks in Eindhoven, Netherlands, so we’ll see if he completes the design before he heads to Europe. Just as his arm design has helped Dressel stand out from the pack in major races over the past few years, the leg tattoo could become just as much his signature as the 25-year-old stands behind the blocks moving forward.

Competing in his second Olympics this year, Dressel won five gold medals at the 2021 Games in Tokyo, including his first three individual golds. Since then, Dressel has returned to racing during the ISL regular season, and he scored 11 individual wins despite competing in only 2 1/2 out of the Condors’ four matches. He was the MVP of the 2020 ISL season as he led the Condors to a league championship, and he could earn the same honor this year.

In the ISL playoffs, Dressel will face off against top rival Kyle Chalmers in the men’s 100 freestyle after Chalmers took down a 13-year-old supersuit world record at the FINA World Cup Friday. But Dressel will be hard to top in events like the 50 free, 100 fly, 50 fly, 100 IM and even the 200 IM, if he chooses to swim it.

More recently, Dressel was honored for his accomplishments at the Tokyo Olympics when he was named the co-winner of the James E. Sullivan Award as the top athlete in the United States. Dressel shared the honor with Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

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6 months ago

This is not news. Reminds me of the time this website posted articles about Klete Keller and the Capital Building.