2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
- Full Competition Schedule
- Meet Info
- Psych Sheets
- Omega Results
- Pick ’em Contest
- Event-by-Event Previews
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
Fastest American Performers Ever: Men’s 50 Fly