He breaks the world record for the event with a time of 49.45
Caeleb Dressel set a world record at the Tokyo Games in the men’s 100m butterfly final, earning him another Olympic gold medal.
The 24-year-old American swimmer already had two Olympic gold medals from the 2020 Olimpiese Spele in Tokio. He won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay and earned his first individual Olympic gold in the 100m freestyle earlier this week.
Now Dressel has added another gold medal after winning in the 100m butterfly on Saturday morning with a time of 49.45, a world record.
Dressel led from the start of the race after he was able to get off the block quickly, holding off Hungary’s Kristof Milak, who was also in the hunt for gold.
Milak, winner of the 200m butterfly, earned the silver in the event with a time of 49.58.
This event would not be the end for Dressel on day eight of the Tokyo Olympics.
The swimmer will also compete in the semifinals of the 50m freestyle before having a chance at another Olympic medal later in the day when he anchors the 4×100m mixed medley relay – a new event featuring two men and two women on each team.
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