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Tokyo 2020: In an epic duel against Milak, Caeleb Dressel won gold with a world record in the 100m butterfly

2021-07-31T02:13:01.610Z

The American took gold against the Hungarian in what was the definition of a battle held during days of broken records.



07/30/2021 10:57 PM

  • Clarín.com

  • sports

Updated 07/30/2021 11:08 PM

The American

Caleb Dressel

added his

third gold

in the pool of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

this Friday night in Argentina

, advancing towards his goal of six titles in this edition, thanks to his triumph in the final of 100 meters butterfly swimming with a time of 49 seconds and 45 hundredths, a

new world record.

Dressel, 24, improved

his own

2019 world

record

, which was 49.50 in a wonderful race against the Hungarian Kristof Milak (49.68), his great rival and with whom he mutually snatched the Olympic record for this variant of the swimming.

The Swiss Noé Ponti completed the podium with bronze (50s74).

Dressel's triumph came in the first of three competitions on her morning show.

He will also compete in the

semi-finals of the 50-meter freestyle 

before returning to be the last relay in the

mixed 4x100

medley

, a new Olympic event involving two men and two women.


With information from agencies.

Look also

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Source: clarin

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