Caeleb Dressel ties Michael Phelps’ record with 7 bullion medals

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Michael Phelps, you’ve got company.

Caeleb Dressel won his seventh bullion endowment of a universe championships Sunday, putting a U.S. group forward to stay with another winning float in a 4×100-meter miscellany relay.

Twenty-four hours after apropos a initial swimmer to win 3 golds in one night during a vital general meet, Dressel assimilated Phelps in another chosen club: 7 golds during a second-biggest accommodate after a Olympics.

Phelps was a initial to do it during a 2007 worlds in Melbourne, Australia — a preface to his rare 8 golds a following year during a Beijing Olympics.

Dressel matched a attainment along a banks of a Danube, rising as America’s subsequent swimming sensation.

“We’re saying a star being born,” teammate Matt Grevers said.


The 20-year-old University of Florida tyro won 3 particular golds and was partial of 4 winning send teams.

“I’m flattering tired, but, we know, it’s been a good season, a good year, and to put together a seven-day meet, it’s a unequivocally good feeling,” Dressel said. “There’s a lot some-more that goes into this than usually a 7 days that people see, so I’m unequivocally happy to be done.”

It was a large night all around for a Americans.

Lilly King set her second particular universe record of a accommodate in a 50 breaststroke, again besting Russian opposition Yulia Efimova, and returned as partial of a women’s 4×100 miscellany send that also pennyless a universe record.

“I couldn’t suppose a improved finish to this meet,” King said.

Chase Kalisz swept a men’s particular medleys to lift on America’s prevalence in those races, even after Phelps’ retirement and Ryan Lochte blank out on Budapest given of his shenanigans during a Rio Olympics.

“I don’t consider I’ll ever be on a turn of those guys,” pronounced Kalisz, who romped to attainment in a 400 IM on a heels of his attainment in a 200. “But for me to be means to continue a before tradition of IM, that was one thing when we grew adult that we knew that was a thing.”

The U.S. finished with 18 golds and 38 medals altogether — a outrageous alleviation over a prior worlds dual years ago in Kazan, where a Americans managed usually 8 golds and 23 medals.

The home throng had no complaints, either.

Katinka Hosszu, a “Iron Lady,” finished off her third true 200-400 IM brush during a championships, to go along with a span of golds from Brazil final summer.

“Ria! Ria! Hungaria!” a packaged residence during Duna Arena chanted, as Hosszu distinguished on rug wrapped in her country’s red, white and immature flag.

But this accommodate will be remembered as Dressel’s coming-out party.

He won a 50 and 100 freestyle, and scarcely took down Phelps’ universe record in a 100 butterfly. Dressel was a savage on a relays, swimming both a giveaway and fly.

Phelps’ attainment during worlds still stands autarchic given 5 of his 7 golds were in particular events, and he didn’t have a advantage of a churned relays. Dressel won a span of golds in that comparatively new race, that he was discerning to indicate out after his 3 wins Saturday .

But a comparisons to a winningest contestant in Olympic story are certain to collect adult steam streamer into a 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Dressel swam a fly in a final eventuality of a meet, holding over for a third leg with a Americans confronting a slight necessity after universe record-holder Adam Peaty pushed Britain forward on a breaststroke.

No worries.

Dressel surged to a front with a down-and-back time of 49.76 — a usually moth swimmer to mangle 50 seconds. Nathan Adrian took over for a freestyle anchor with a gentle lead, pulling divided to win in 3 minutes, 27.91 seconds. Britain staid for a silver, some-more than a second behind.

When Adrian touched, Dressel hugged his other teammates, Grevers and Kevin Cordes. As everybody else walked off deck, Dressel lingered a bit, examination a replay of a competition on a video board.

It contingency have seemed some-more than a small surreal.

“I’ve never had had it happen,” Dressel said, “so we don’t unequivocally know what to say.

To a warn of no one, he was named a tip masculine swimmer of a meet. The womanlike endowment when to Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, who capped off a stellar opening of her possess with a bit of emancipation in a 50 giveaway .

After environment a universe record in a semifinals, Sjostrom finished a mad lurch from one finish of a pool to a other in 23.69 — usually two-hundredths off her symbol a prior evening. Ranomi Kromowidjojo of a Netherlands claimed a silver, while Simone Manuel of a U.S. staid for a bronze.

It was Manuel who knocked off Sjostrom in a 100 giveaway after a Swede went out distant too quick on a opening path and had zero left for a return. This time, she didn’t have to come back.

Sjostrom set dual universe annals in a meet, also removing credit for one in a 100 giveaway for her opening leg of a 4×100 giveaway relay. She now binds 4 universe annals altogether including a 50 and 100 fly.

Manuel was feeling a lot improved when she anchored a U.S. women to a universe record in a 4×100 miscellany relay. She assimilated King, Kelsi Worrell and Kathleen Baker in environment a time of 3:51.55, violation a symbol of 3:52.05 that had stood given an American attainment during a 2012 London Olympics.

King’s time in a 50 breast was 29.40, violence a symbol of 29.48 set by Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte during a 2013 worlds. Efimova staid for a silver, and a dual even gave any other a cuddle when it was over — a pointer that their extreme adversary is thawing a bit.

King set dual particular annals in Budapest, and was partial of dual record-setting send teams.

Also Sunday, Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri pulled divided from Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk over a final laps to win a men’s 1,500 freestyle, while France’s Camille Lacourt took bullion in a 50 backstroke.

But a biggest leader was Dressel.

“I’m going to take a small break,” he said. “Just suffer myself, we know.”

He positively warranted it.

Posted in
Tagged . Bookmark the permalink.
short link