Caeleb Dressel Smashes 100 IM World Record To Become First Man Sub-50
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About 30 minutes after setting a new American Record in the 100 freestyle, Caeleb Dressel recorded the fastest swim in history in the 100 individual medley.
Dressel destroyed the field en route to a final time of 49.88, becoming the first swimmer to eclipse the elusive 50-second barrier. The previous world record sat at 50.26, done by Russian Vladimir Morozov twice in 2018.
Less than a week ago, Dressel set the American Record in the event in a time of 50.48, which erased the 2012 mark of 50.71 held by his Florida training partner Ryan Lochte.
Compared to his swim from six days ago, Dressel was out a bit quicker in 22.79, but made up most of his ground on the closing 50.
|Dressel, Match 10||Dressel, Semi 2|
Compared to Morozov’s old world record (the first time he broke it), Dressel was better by around two-tenths on both 50s.
|Morozov, 2018||Dressel, 2020|
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