The American born in the year 1996 in Green Cove Springs (Florida) won his last medal in the relay of 4 × 100 styles. He finally got the silver medal, after his teammate Nathan Adrian was overcome in the last meters.
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- He was the first swimmer to get three golds in a single day of the World Cup for the second time.
- They start comparing him with Michael Phelps
- It does not exceed the seven golds that Michael Phelps in Melbourne 2007
- He got his first world record beating Michael Phelps
- The record: The eight Olympic golds of Phelps
He was the first swimmer to get three golds in a single day of the World Cup for the second time.
Dressel has established a record with eight medals, including six golds, in the most important competition after the Olympics. A year from Tokyo 2020, we will have to take it into account.
The titles of Dressel were in the 50 and 100 free meters, 50 and 100 butterfly style, mixed relay 4 × 100 free y 4 × 100 free. His other silver medal was in the mixed relay 4 × 100 styles.
"A part of me is very happy. Another part wants to cry that this is over. I have pimples on my face only from the stress that the competition has caused me. I will probably lose some hair”Commented the World Cup star.
They start comparing him with Michael Phelps
Dressel is already being compared to the great Michael Phelps and the best may be yet to come. His harvest of world titles is of thirteen in two tournaments.
The Baltimore Shark achieved 26 gold medals in six World Cups In any case, he already made history: even Phelps achieved so many golds in his participation in two World Cups: stayed in twelve between Melbourne 2007 and Roma 2009.
Two years ago in Hungary, Dressel matched the seven-gold Michael Phelps brand in the same world, including three in one night.
It does not exceed seven golds that Michael Phelps in Melbourne 2007
Dressel concludes his participation, with six golds and two silver, which does not beats the seven-gold record that Michael Phelps established in the Melbourne World Cup 2007
"Every time I participate in a career, I always look at the bad, that's how I work. My start (in the free 50) was very bad, I wish I could repeat it. There is much to improve, ”said Dressel. “I think he had all the potential to lose 21 (seconds). It was my best time, so I can't complain, but I know I can be faster"He added.
He got his first world record beating Michael Phelps
The 22 year sprinter also got his first world record (in the 100 butterfly tie, 49s 50cs) and the two best times in history recorded in the 50 free meters (21s 04cs) and in the free 100 (46s 96cs).
The American team finished at the top of the medal table with 27 medals, including 14 golds while Australia was second with 19 medals and five golds.
The record: The eight Olympic golds of Phelps
The record for medals in a World Cup is still held by Michel Phelps with the eight golds reached in the Beijing Olympic Games, a record that is in no danger of being equaled in Tokyo 2020, since neither the 50 butterfly nor the mixed free 4 × 100 will be Olympic distances.