Dressel Breaks Phelps' 10-year-Old World Record

By Daily Sports on July 28, 2019

Views: 527

American Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps' 10-year-old 100m butterfly world record as he qualified fastest for the World Championship final in Gwangju.

Dressel cruised to victory in the semi-finals in 49.50 seconds – breaking Phelps' record by 0.32secs.

The 22-year-old finished 1.44secs ahead of Russian Andrei Minakov.

France's Mehdy Metella finished third in the semi-final, with Britain's James Guy in fourth.

Dressel, who won seven world titles in 2017 and already has three golds in South Korea, is set to swim in the 50m freestyle semi-finals later on Friday.

Phelps has now seen both of his long-course butterfly world records fall this week after Hungary's Kristof Milak bettered his 2009 mark in the 200m. (BBC)

•Photo shows Caeleb Dressel 

Source Daily Sports

Posted July 28, 2019


You may also like...
Injured Lloris To Miss Rest of 2019

Iheanacho tastes action as Man City zoom close...

PSG Keen To Replace Silva With Matip

De Gea Bemoans ‘Lack Of Quality’ At Man...

Portugal names airport after Ronaldo

Pique mocks Real Madrid; secret WhatApp messages revealed...


Latest News No Gate Fees For Super Eagles Vs Sierra Leone: Obaseki Throws Stadium Gates Open Drama As Anambra FA Sole Chairmanship Candidate Loses Election Ronaldo Recovers From COVID-19 Wolves Vanquish Crystal Palace To Go Third On EPL Table DreamStar FC Ladies Set To Host Delta Queens In 2020/2021 NWFL Opener CAF President Ahmad Tests Positive For Covid-19 Van Dijk’s Knee Surgery A Success: Liverpool Nwakaeme Bags Brace In Victory Over Trabzonspor Tuchel Expects Injured Neymar To Return End Of November Guardiola Leads Calls To Allow Five Subs In Premier League Again Why I Left Chelsea For Manchester United — Mata Zidane Denies Problem Between Benzema And Vinicius


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (47,508 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (39,194 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (37,656 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (37,365 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (37,333 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (36,612 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (36,429 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (35,516 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (35,138 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (34,776 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (32,714 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (32,252 views)




News Athletics (339) Basketball (213) Boxing (622) Columnists (600) Euro Soccer Update (9063) Fans Assembly (4) From the Grassroots (64) Golf (89) Interviews (16) Live Commentary (4) News (6677) NPL Glo Premier League (1204) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (9) Tennis (695)




Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses


Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media