Then, round 40 minutes later, he returned to the pool to cut back his personal 50-meter freestyle world file time by 0.08 from 20.24 seconds to 20.16.
Dressel’s chic pace helped his staff, Cali Condors, to a first-day lead over defending champions Power Commonplace, with London Roar third and LA Present fourth.
The ISL is contested in a shorter, 25-meter pool. Greater occasions, such because the Olympics, world championships and nationwide championships, are held in 50-meter swimming pools.
Dressel’s double world record-breaking day comes only a weekend after he turned the primary swimmer ever to dip beneath 50 seconds within the 100-meter particular person medley.
He took virtually half a second off the earlier file set by the Russian Vladimir Morozov in 2018, ending with a time of 49.88.
Afterwards, three-time Olympic gold medal profitable swimmer and now ISL commentator Rowdy Gaines known as Dressel: “The very best swimmer on the planet, bar none.”
Dressel burst onto the scene within the 2016 Rio Olympics, profitable two gold medals in relays. Since then, he has gone on to win 13 golds medals and two silvers on the final two World Championships.
He’s anticipated to be one of many high stars at subsequent summer time’s Tokyo Olympics and will qualify for seven separate occasions together with relays.