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Sunday, November 22, 2020, 12:16
Swimming: US' Dressel sets two short course world records
By Reuters
Sunday, November 22, 2020, 12:16 By Reuters

Caelab Dressel of the United States celebrates after winning the Men's 50m Freestyle Skins race during the International Swimming League (ISL) Championship Finale at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec 21, 2019. (MARK RALSTON / AFP)

American Caeleb Dressel set short course world records in the men’s 100 metres butterfly and 50 metres freestyle events at the International Swimming League (ISL) finals in Budapest on Saturday.

Dressel clocked 47.78 seconds in the 100m butterfly, and later lowered his own record in the 50m freestyle by 0.08 seconds,, setting a time of 20.16 seconds

Dressel, 24, clocked 47.78 seconds in the 100m butterfly, breaking South African Chad le Clos’ previous record of 48.08 seconds.

Dressel later lowered his own record in the 50m freestyle by 0.08 seconds, setting a time of 20.16 seconds in the Hungarian capital.

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“It was a really exciting day and I’m so pleased with the times,” Dressel, who broke Michael Phelps’s 100m butterfly world record at the 2019 World Championships, told the BBC.

“It’s like an amusement park for swimmers and I’m loving it at the ISL this season, but we want to win this as a team - that’s the end goal.”

READ MORE: Seven's the charm: Dressel ties Phelps' record with 7th gold

Teams have been racing behind closed doors in Budapest since Oct 16 and the final four are Energy Standard, Cali Condors, LA Current and London Roar -- two from the United States and two from Europe.

World records from Dressel and their women’s 4x100m individual medley relay team helped Cali Condors lead the standings with 267 points on the first day of the ISL finals.


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