Caeleb Dressel Downs American Record with 22.7 50 fly


American sprint star Caeleb Dressel took down an 8-year-old American Record on day 1 of the 2017 FINA World Championships. In the semifinals of the men’s 50 fly, Dressel popped off the start to take the lead over Great Britain’s Ben Proud, holding him off in the final few meters to take top seed for finals in 22.76. With that, he shaved over a tenth off the former American Record, which was set at a 22.91 by Bryan Lundquist at the 2009 World Championships.

Dressel is now tied for the 7th fastest performer ever in the event with Brazil’s Cesar Cielo. He became the fastest American ever tonight, while teammate Tim Phillips (23.25)moved up to #5 on the top American performers list.

Fastest Performers Ever: Men’s 50 Fly

1 Rafael Munoz 22.43
2 Nicholas Santos 22.51
3 Milorad Cavic 22.67
4 Andrii Govorov 22.69
5 Henrique Martins 22.7
6 Matt Targett 22.73
7 Cesar Cielo 22.76
8 Caeleb Dressel 22.76
9 Ben Proud 22.8
10 Fred Bousqet 22.84
10 Florent Manaudou 22.84

Fastest American Performers Ever: Men’s 50 Fly

1 Caeleb Dressel 22.76
2 Bryan Lundquist 22.91
3 Eugene Godsoe 23.05
4 Ian Crocker 23.12
5 Tim Phillips 23.25
6 Cullen Jones 23.26
7 Matt Grevers 23.29
8 Giles Smith 23.3
9 Chris Brady 23.38
10 Michael Andrew 23.42

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Is dressel wearing a mizuno?

swim coach

why is dressel in that suit? And why arent they available to the us swimmers


mizuno sells them on ebay, thats where I got mine

Will Roberts

Its called the GX Sonic 3 I think


I believe Lundquist never competed at the 2009 World Champs, at least not in the 50 fly. His Wikipedia site says that his AR record was set at a U.S Swimming Sectionals in 2009.


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