2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
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Caeleb Dressel established a new American record in the 100m freestyle on Thursday night in Budapest, as he won the gold medal with a lightning-quick 47.17. Dressel was out in 22.3, back in 24.8, just stunning the field. Behind him, teammate Nathan Adrian slipped past France’s Mehdy Metella to earn the silver medal, 47.87 to 47.89.
Watch the race, courtesy of NBC Sports, below:
Write-up by Lauren Neidigh:
MEN’S 100 FREE – FINAL
- World Record: Cesar Cielo, 46.91, 2009
- Championship Record: Cesar Cielo, 46.91, 2009
- Junior World Record: Kyle Chalmers, 47.58, 2016
- GOLD: Caeleb Dressel, USA, 47.17
- SILVER: Nathan Adrian, USA, 47.87
- BRONZE: Mehdy Metella, FRAN, 47.89
Caeleb Dressel flipped in a blistering 22.31 to lead at the 50. When it looked like the field might have a chance to come back on him, Dressel put his head down into the finish with no breath in the last 15 meters to win it in and American Record time of 47.17. Teammate Nathan Adrian (47.87) ran down France’s Mehdy Metella (47.89) to give the USA the 1-2 punch.
Australia’s Cameron McEvoy was out in a quick 22.56 at the 50-mark, but faded slightly on the back half to take 4th in 47.92. He was the only man off the podium to break 48, as Great Britain’s Duncan Scott (48.11) and Brazil’s Marcelo Chierighini (48.11) tied to round out the top 5.