WITH SEVEN GOLDS, DRESSEL TIES PHELPS’ RECORD AT WORLDS
Michael Phelps, you have company.
Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal at the world championships Sunday, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4x100-meter medley relay.
Twenty-four hours after becoming the first swimmer to win three golds in one night at a major international meet, Dressel joined Phelps in another elite club: seven golds at the second-biggest meet after the Olympics.
Phelps was the first to do it at the 2007 worlds in Melbourne, Australia — a prelude to his unprecedented eight golds the following year at the Beijing Olympics in China.
Dressel matched the feat along the banks of the Danube, emerging as America’s next swimming sensation.
The 20-year-old University of Florida student won three individual golds and was part of four winning relay teams.
Lilly King set her second individual world record of the meet in the 50meter breaststroke, again besting Russian rival Yulia Efimova, and returned as part of the women’s 4x100 medley relay that also broke the world record.
The U.S. finished with 18 golds and 38 medals overall — a huge improvement over the previous worlds two years ago in Kazan, where the Americans managed eight golds and 23 medals.
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