Dressel wrote history in Budapest – Reuters
CAIRO – 31 July 2017: American swimmer, Caeleb Dressel had a great night on Saturday in Budapest at the World Aquatic Championships.
Dressel started the night by winning the men’s 50 meter freestyle, clocking 21.15 seconds. He would only have 33 minutes to be ready for his next race, 100 meter butterfly, which he won the Gold Medal. With a winning time of 49.86 seconds, he was very close to breaking Michael Phelps’ 49.82 seconds World Record.
Dressel did not have time to relax, as he competed in the 4×100 mixed Relay after one hour. The lack of time to rest did not seem to affect his prowess as he led the American team to another Gold Medal, completing his night in success.
Dressel, 20-years-old, won three Gold Medals on a single night, the first to ever hold such an achievement; a comparison between him and American swimming legend Michael Phelps became inevitable after this achievement.
“The comparisons are probably inevitable, But I’m not the same person as Michael,” Dressel commented in response to a comparison between himself and Phelps.
Budapest hosted the 2017 World Aquatic Championships July 14-30.