Dres­sel Equals Phelps Record


U.S. swim­mer Caeleb Dres­sel equalled com­pa­triot Michael Phelps’s record of seven gold medals at a sin­gle World Cham­pi­onships yes­ter­day.

Dres­sel se­cured his record­e­qualling feat as the United States won gold in the men’s 4x100 me­tres med­ley re­lay, in which he swam the but­ter­fly leg.

The 20-year-old had pre­vi­ously won in­di­vid­ual gold medals in the men’s 50m and 100m freestyle and 100m but­ter­fly, as well as in the men’s 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m mixed freestyle and 4x100m mixed med­ley re­lays.

Phelps, the most dec­o­rated Olympian of all time, won seven gold medals at the World Cham­pi­onships in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia 10 years ago.

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