7/30/2017 9:45:21 PM

Dressel wins seventh world gold in men's 4x100m medley

Dressel wins seventh world gold in men

Budapest, Hungary: Caeleb Dressel won an historic seventh gold medal in Budapest on Sunday as the USA claimed the men's 4x100M medley relay title at the World Championships.

After Dressel swam the third leg, Nathan Adrian touched the wall first for the USA at three minutes, 27.91 seconds with Great Britain taking silver at 1.04 while Russia earned bronze at 1.45.

The 20-year-old Dressel has now matched US swim legend Michael Phelps' record of seven gold medals from a single worlds set at the 2007 championships in Melbourne.

Dressel's seven golds include three individual titles in the 50M, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly, plus relay golds in the 4x100 freestyle, 4x100 mixed freestyle, 4x100 mixed medley and Sunday's 4x100 medley.

He became the first swimmer to claim three world golds in one session on Saturday by winning the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly and mixed 4x100 freestyle titles in a jaw-dropping 98 minute-spell.

Dressel's stunning display has earned comparisons with both Phelps and Mark Spitz, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

His historic achievements earned the University of Florida ace the award for the best male swimmer at the Budapest championships.

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