BUDAPEST, Hungary —
Caeleb Dressel has tied Michael Phelps’ universe championship record with 7 bullion medals.
The 20-year-old Dressel determined himself as America’s newest star of a pool, apropos a initial swimmer to win 3 bullion medals on a singular night during possibly a worlds or a Olympics.
“The comparisons are substantially inevitable,” Dressel said. “But I’m not a same chairman as Michael.”
Yet it was officious Phelps-like a approach he pulled off a conspicuous night of swimming during Duna Arena. Dressel raced 3 times over a march of about dual hours — and won each time. Not to mention, he had to find time to comfortable down and get to 3 award ceremonies.
“I consider we usually had to run twice,” Dressel pronounced with a smile.
The University of Florida tyro — yep, he’s got an algebra examination entrance adult Monday that he’ll be holding online — has won 6 golds medals in Budapest.
“This child is on fire!!” Phelps wrote on Instagram, including a design of him celebrating with Dressel during a bullion medal-winning send they were both on final summer during a Rio Olympics. “So damn fun to watch buddy!!!!”
Dressel started on Saturday with a mad lurch from one finish of a pool to a other, adding a 50 giveaway universe pretension to a 100 giveaway he already had. He came behind about a half-hour after to scarcely mangle Phelps’ universe record in a 100 fly, posting a time of 49.86 that was only four-hundredths off a symbol set in 2009 during a rubber suit-aided championships in Rome.
He even managed to shroud Katie Ledecky, who won her fifth bullion award of a accommodate by cruising to feat in a 800 free. Yet Budapest will be remembered as bit of a beating for a star of a 2016 Summer Games, who staid for china in a 200 giveaway and didn’t come tighten to violation any of her personal bests.