Swimming-Dressel wins men's 100m butterfly gold in world record time

Swimming-Dressel wins men's 100m butterfly gold in world record time By Qatar Day - July 31, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Swimming - Men's 100m Butterfly - Final - Tokyo Aquatics Centre - Tokyo, Japan - July 31, 2021. Caeleb Dressel of the United States in action. REUTERS/Carl Recine

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Caeleb Dressel of the United States won the gold medal in the men's 100m butterfly in a world record time of 49.45 seconds at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

American powerhouse Caeleb Dressel admitted he was hurting after smashing his own world record to win the men’s Olympic 100m butterfly title Saturday for his third gold medal of the Tokyo Games.

The two-time world champion touched in 49.45 seconds to better his own world best 49.50 set at the 2019 world championships.

Hungarian 200m fly champion Kristof Milak was second in 49.68 — only the fourth man ever to go under 50 seconds — and Noe Ponti of Switzerland third in 50.74.

“It was a really fun race to be a part of and exciting for the sport," said Dressel.

Editing by Nick Mulvenney.

By Qatar Day - July 31, 2021

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