Budapest: Michael Phelps got a company. Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships on Sunday.
Caeleb Dressel of the United States proclaimed another period in world swimming when he equalled the colossal Michael Phelps’ accomplishment of seven golds at single world championships as the 17th edition shut on Sunday.
Dressel swam the third leg of the men’s 4x100m medley hand-off to abandon him with seven golds to measure up to kindred American Phelps’ record from single worlds set at the 2007 championships in Melbourne.
After Dressel swam the third leg, Nathan Adrian touched the wall first for the USA at three minutes, 27.91 seconds with Great Britain taking silver at 1.04 while Russia earned bronze at 1.45.
The US completed with 18 golds and 38 medals in general — a gigantic change over the past worlds two years prior in Kazan, where the Americans oversaw only eight golds and 23 medals.
The exhibitions have been the what tops off an already good thing for the USA, who completed with 38 swimming medals in Budapest – more than five times with closest adversaries Britain, who won seven.
Phelps, differentiating, won the 100m butterfly in 2004, 2008 and 2012; the 200m butterfly in 2004, 2008 and 2016; the 200m medley in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016; the 400m medley in 2004 and 2008; and the 200m freestyle in 2008.
In their commanding execution at the championships, the U.S. guaranteed six of the 11 world records set in Budapest. Katie Ledecky, who did not swim on Sunday, completed as the first female swimmer with her five gold medals and one silver. Manuel gathered five golds and a bronze.