American swimmer Caeleb Dressel continues to set short-track world records in Budapest. On the second day of the final of the International Swimming League (ISL), he sharpened his recent world record in the 100 meter medley. The 24-year-old swimmer clocked 49.28 seconds. Last Monday he set 49.88 as a world record in the semifinals. This made him the first swimmer to dive under 50 seconds at this distance.
On Saturday, Dressel broke two world records. In barely an hour he set world top times on the 100-meter butterfly and the 50-meter freestyle.
The American first improved the world record of the South African Chad Le Clos from 2016 with 47.78 seconds (48.08). About 45 minutes later, the American set his own world record in the 50 free, from 20.24 to 20.16.
As a relay swimmer, Dressel won two Olympic titles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. He also has thirteen world titles in the long course and six in the short course to his name. Dressel is also the world record holder for a 100 meter butterfly on the long track.