The 22-year-old American swimmer returned to the semi-finals of the 100m butterfly after 49.50 seconds in the world swimming tournament in South Korea on July 26.
The American athlete set a world record of 100m male butterfly swimming
Starting in the fourth lane, Caeleb Dressel took the lead early and was 0.53 seconds faster than Phelps’s world record after the first 50 meters. Dressel completed the contest with 1.44 seconds faster than the runner-up – Andrei Minakov. The old world record at this distance belonged to Phelps at the August 2009 world tournament in Rome (Italy), with 49.82 seconds. Dressel’s achievements are 0.32 seconds faster than the seniors.
“Congratulations to Caeleb Dressel. It was so exciting to see you start, change in the water and fan strong. This week you swim too fast and totally deserve a record,” Phelps wrote on Instagram.
This is the second time Phelps has broken the world record in this year’s tournament. Earlier in the 200m butterfly content, 19-year-old Hungarian fisherman Kristof Milak also broke Phelps’s 10-year survival record with a record of 50.73 seconds. Milak also attended the 100m butterfly semi-final and he finished third after 50.95 seconds. The 100m butterfly final takes place on the evening of July 27, and Dressel is superior to Minakov and Milak.
This is the fourth gold dress of Dressel in Gwangju (Korea), after the content of 50m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle male relay. He still has 50m freestyle content, 4x100m freestyle relay for men and women and 4x100m male relay mix.
Dressel was born in the state of Florida, emerged with the young Olympic gold HC 2013 content 100m freestyle. He has a field of free swimming, butterflies and mixes at distances of 50m and 100m. At the 2017 world tournament, he won seven gold medals, including three individual medals.
Phelps tipped his hat in front of the new record of the 200m butterfly swim
Kristof Malik was shocked when he broke the record set by the Olympic legend 10 years ago at the World Championship in Gwangju, South Korea.