Jul 31, 2021 - Sports

Caeleb Dressel breaks world record in men's 100m butterfly, wins 3rd gold in Tokyo

Caeleb Dressel of USA during the 100m Butterfly semifinal
Photo: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel broke the world record in the men's 100-meter butterfly final in Tokyo on Saturday, picking up his third gold medal of this year's Games.

The big picture: Dressel finished with a time of 49.45 seconds. Hungary's Kristóf Milák won the silver, and Switzerland's Noe Ponti took the bronze.

  • Dressel still has the men's 50m freestyle race ahead of him, as well as a relay. He has already won gold in the men's 100m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay in Tokyo.
  • The Tokyo medals add to the two golds he won at the 2016 Rio Games.
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