Dressel wins 100 fly for 5th gold at world swim meet

Caeleb Dressel won both the 100-meter butterfly and 50 freestyle at the world swimming championships on Saturday, giving him five gold and six medals overall.

The American could add to his haul in the final event of the night when he leads off the 4×100 free relay.

Two years ago in Budapest, Dressel equaled Michael Phelps’ record of seven medals at a single worlds.

Dressel completed a 50-100 free sweep by winning the 50 in 21.04 seconds, bettering the championship record of 21.08 set by Brazil’s Cesar Cielo at the 2009 worlds in Rome during the height of the rubber suit era.

Bruno Fratus of Brazil and Kristian Gkolomeev of Greece tied for silver in 21.45.

Coming back just 34 minutes later, Dressel won the 100 fly in 49.66 a night after breaking Phelps’ world record in the semifinals.


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