2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
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American sprint sensation Caeleb Dressel dropped another one-hundreth of a second off his textile world record tonight, swimming a 50.07 to take the top seed in the 100 fly heading into tomorrow night’s final.
That was Dressel’s fourth swim of the day. This morning, he took the 2nd seed in the 50 free, then knocked out a 50.08 in the 100 fly, a textile world record that was the 4th-fastest swim ever and made Dressel the 3rd-fastest performer ever. Tonight, Dressel set a new American Record in the 50 free, then had about 30 minutes to recover before it was time for the 100 fly semis.
By shaving 0.01 seconds off of this morning’s time, Dressel is still the 3rd-fastest performer ever, but now owns both the 4th and 5th swiftest swims. He’s now gone under 50.2 more times than Michael Phelps ever did, with Phelps’ only such swim being his world record effort of 49.82, at the supersuited 2009 World Championshps. Phelps’ chief rival at that meet, Milorad Cavic, dipped under 50.2 twice, first when he went 50.01 to break the world record in semis, then again when he finished second to Phelps with a 49.95 in the final.
Tomorrow night Dressel will face off against his former club teammate, Joseph Schooling of Singapore, who previously had the fastest swim in a textile suit with his 50.39 from last summer’s Olympic final.
Top Ten Performances, Men’s 100 Fly
What does “textile” mean?
swimmer1 – basically, not a primarily rubber/non-permeable suit, like the suits from the 2008/2009 time frame
The 50.07 was actually slightly worse than the 50.08 overall. Not as smooth or dominant. The turn was almost identical but he hit the finish much better, accounting for the quicker time.
I don’t think Phelps’ record falls. That’s still another quarter second. The calls for 49.5 may sound cute but after living in Las Vegas for 25 years I’m aware of betting lines and probability. That 49.5 would be so far below the posted over/under that you’d probably receive 25/1 in return. If Dressel drops his best time again I’ll say barely, like 50.02 territory.
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I think it might come down to how well Dressel does in the 50 free. If he wins, then that’ll probably give him that adrenaline to push an enormous 100 fly. Kind of like how Ledecky did better in the 200 semifinal after her 1500 than in the 200 final.
I think Schooling goes faster as well. While his times may not be considered impressive relative to Dressel’s, it was what he needed to win his race. Whereas James Guy and Milak were fast due to Dressel’s speed. I’m sure he will go faster in the final but whether or not he has the speed to match Dressel’s remains to be seen, but he does have a chance. Schooling has not lost a long course 100 fly since 2015 worlds, and like Eddie says, Joe won’t let anyone pass him. Admittedly, it’s gonna be tough (even Joe said so himself), but its anyone’s race tonight
Yup. Schooling pls win! Shut the mouths of Dressel’s fans.
I’m a Dressel fan but I wouldn’t mind Schooling winning. To see him on top the podium after a not so good year would be great
Alright.. i think i was a bit disturbed by some Dressel’s fans who keeps pulling him down. But there are definitely very sensible fans there. In my opinion, Dressel has higher chance to win the title. 2017 is an adjustment year for Schooling. He will be in better form next yr.
It’s funny how if either Joe or Caeleb win it’ll both be considered somewhat an upset. If Joe wins he upsets someone who’s been putting up extraordinary times, even eclipsing his textile record, and If Caeleb wins he upsets the defending Olympic Champion and presumptive favourite before the heats
Plot twist both caeleb and Schooling touch 1st. 2 Gold medalist? Lol
That’d be great HAHA
Haha.. 2 gold medalists will be phenomenal. Bolles kids standing on the top of podium. Lol
Also, if anyone else other than these two win, it’ll be an even bigger upset, so no matter what, whoever wins this race will upset someone
I wouldn’t count Schooling out just yet. He races to win and he has already announced his intention to break Phelps’ WR (although he did tell his interviewers that Dressel’s probably gonna take it down), but it’s all about who can bring their A Game tomorrow, and Schooling does have a ton of credit for delivering big swims on the international stage. I wouldn’t be surprised if both Joseph and Caeleb go under 50
Like how Sjorstrom was expected to easily win after setting the world record earlier, but in the end got beat by Manuel, I think the 100fly could go either way, but will be a close one for sure
I’m already sad that tomorrow one of hystorical WR by The GOAT will be gone.
Dressel > Phelps
His 50.07 would have been sub 48s in the bodysuit days.
W 50 Fly: Sjostrom 24.83, Worrell 25.47, close race after that
M 50 Free: Dressel 21.23, Morozov 21.41, Proud 21.44
W 200 Back: Seebhom, Masse, Baker
M 100 Fly: Dressel 49.88, Schooling 50.55, Guy 50.65
W 800 Free: Ledecky all day, Smith for silver, no idea after that
I think you are spot on. Amazing meet for Dressel. However, he was just as consistent at the NCAAs. Not one poor finals race, even with a brutal schedule, including tons of relays.
4 100 frees of 41.0 or better between individual and relays on day 4.
although i really like dressel i feel he will slip like in the 50 fly.
my prediction in the podium: schooling, cseh, methella
although i really like dressel i feel he wil slip like im the 50 fly
my prediction in the podium: schooling, cseh, methella
Anything can happen, but since this is a 100m race he has a little bit more room for error than in the 50.
Unless he slips all the way and breaks his leg, he’s landing on the podium.