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Published: Mon, July 31, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Dressel storms to three gold medals, two world records shattered at worlds

Dressel storms to three gold medals, two world records shattered at worlds

He's the first man ever to win three gold medals in a world championship night, and the first to win the 100 at worlds in both freestyle and butterfly. "There's no other way to say it".

Sweden's Sjostrom, who won the 100m butterfly world title on Monday, the day after breaking the women's 100m freestyle record in the 4x100m relay, was disappointed with silver.

With Dressel rested for yesterday's morning's heats, the USA quartet were fastest into the final, clocking three minutes 29.66 seconds.

He came back about a half-hour later to almost break Phelps' world record in the 100 fly, posting a time of 49.86 that was just four-hundredths off the mark set in 2009 at the rubber suit-aided championships in Rome.

The breakout star of this world meet, Dressel not only eclipsed his former club mate to claim gold in 49.86sec, but also emerged as the front-runner to eventually break Michael Phelps' world record of 49.82sec. "I know that I was going to be able to go faster than that time, but to get to the level where I am right now. like I said, I probably would have laughed". Mixed relays, with men and women on the same team, are a new event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

And Schooling has found the going tough in recent races.

It was 0.17 shy of the world record she registered at the 2014 Swedish Championships in Boras. "He had a 50m free final just before that".

"This is my first world championship, so I'm so excited to be here, and I'm just having fun racing and learning from the greatest swimmers in the entire world", Comerford said in a press conference after the race.

Nonetheless, he said he was "glad to get a medal at least".

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Team-mate Quah Zheng Wen, 20, also wrapped up his World Championships campaign yesterday.

"I can't just focus on one event". "The most important is making the top 16 and now it's onto the next race".

Phelps retired for the second time after the Rio Games.

Katie Ledecky swam to victory in the 800-meter freestyle, winning her fifth gold medal at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

As with all his previous medals, Schooling will hand over this one to his parents to store in his father's office cabinet.

The tandem helped take home a gold medal in a relay during last summer's Rio Olympics.

Israel's Jonatan Kopelev ended the 50-meter backstroke final at the swimming world championships in Budapest, Hungary, in the eighth and final place on Sunday.

USA swimmer Caeleb Dressel equaled compatriot Michael Phelps's record of seven gold medals at a single world championships on Sunday.

He finished 0.76 seconds ahead of Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak, the largest margin of victory in a world 100 final since American Ian Crocker won by 1.25 seconds in 2005. He also won bronze in the 100m fly at the 2015 edition in Russian Federation.

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