Dressel wins report eighth swimming medal at worlds

GWANGJU    –   This time, Caeleb Dressel stands alone. The American gained his report eighth medal on the world swimming championships Sunday, serving to the U.S. to silver within the 4×100-meter medley relay after anchor Nathan Adrian obtained overtaken for gold within the closing meters.

Two years in the past in Hungary, Dressel tied Michael Phelps’ report of seven golds at a single worlds, together with three in a single evening. Dressel hauled the U.S. from fourth to first on his butterfly leg with a break up of 49.28 seconds. Adrian discovered himself in a three-way combat with Britain and Russia coming down the stretch. Brit Duncan Scott surged forward approaching the wall and obtained there first with a break up of 46.14 to Adrian’s 47.60.

Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Man and Scott took gold for Britain in Three minutes, 28.10 seconds. Ryan Murphy, Andrew Wilson, Dressel and Adrian completed in 3:28.45. It was simply the second silver, and first since 1998, in an occasion the People have gained 13 instances.  Dressel’s golds got here within the 50 and 100 free, 50 and 100 butterfly, blended 4×100 free relay and 4×100 free relay. His different silver was within the blended 4×100 medley relay. He was named the FINA male swimmer of the meet. The U.S. group completed atop the medals desk with 27, together with a number one 14 golds.

Australia was second with 19 and 5 golds. Simone Manuel accomplished a sweep of the 50 and 100 freestyles, the primary American lady to attain the feat. She gained 4 golds and 6 medals general within the eight-day competitors. She got here again later to anchor the U.S. to a simple victory within the 4×100 medley relay. Regan Smith, Lilly King, Kelsi Dahlia and Manuel gained in 3:50.40, decreasing the mark of three:51.55 set two years in the past in Hungary.

Manuel outdid Australia’s Cate Campbell on the ultimate leg, with the People profitable by 3.02 seconds. Smith set a world report of 57.57 on her opening 100 backstroke leg. She gained the 200 again in world-record time, too, however didn’t qualify within the particular person 100 again.  Within the 50 free, Manuel raced one size of the pool in 24.05. She held off Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, who took silver in 24.07, and Campbell, who earned bronze in 24.11. Within the 100 free, Manuel topped Campbell and Sjostrom completed third. Manuel’s different medals got here in relays: gold within the 4×100 medley and blended 4×100 free, and silvers within the 4×100 free and 4×200 free.

Sjostrom made a mark of her personal. She grew to become the primary lady to win 5 medals in particular person occasions at a single worlds.

She gained the 50 butterfly, silvers within the 100 fly and 50 free, and bronzes within the 100 free and 200 free, and earned FINA feminine swimmer of the meet. Lilly King gained the 50 breaststroke, giving the American two victories over Russian rival Yuliya Efimova. They have been denied a 3rd assembly when King was disqualified within the heats of the 200 breast for not placing each her arms on the wall on the identical time in a flip.

King touched in 29.84, the one swimmer beneath 30 seconds within the closing. Benedetta Pilato, a 14-year-old Italian, earned a shock silver in 30 seconds flat and reacted by crying. Efimova, who gained the 200 and completed second to King within the 100, settled for bronze in 30.15. Katinka Hosszu of Hungary prolonged her domination of the 400 particular person medley, changing into the primary lady to win 5 titles in a single occasion. She swam the four-stroke race in 4:30.39 seconds.

Ye Shiwen of China took silver, simply as she did behind Hosszu within the 200 IM. Yui Ohashi of Japan claimed bronze. Japan’s Daiya Seto survived a last-lap problem to win the lads’s 400 IM in 4:08.95. Jay Litherland of the U.S. had the quickest closing lap — 27.89 — to chase Seto to the wall. Litherland took silver in 4:09.22. Lewis Clareburt of New Zealand earned bronze.

Florian Wellbrock of Germany made historical past together with his victory within the 1,500 freestyle. Together with his earlier win within the 10-kilometer open water race, Wellbrock grew to become the primary swimmer to win golds in two sports activities at a single world championships. He pulled away going into the ultimate flip to win in 14:36.54.


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