Then, round 40 minutes later, he returned to the pool to scale back his personal 50-meter freestyle world report time by 0.08 from 20.24 seconds to 20.16.
Dressel’s chic pace helped his group, Cali Condors, to a first-day lead over defending champions Energy Standard, with London Roar third and LA Current fourth.
The ISL is contested in a shorter, 25-meter pool. Bigger occasions, such because the Olympics, world championships and nationwide championships, are held in 50-meter swimming pools.
Dressel’s double world record-breaking day comes only a weekend after he turned the primary swimmer ever to dip beneath 50 seconds within the 100-meter particular person medley.
He took nearly half a second off the earlier report set by the Russian Vladimir Morozov in 2018, ending with a time of 49.88.
Afterwards, three-time Olympic gold medal successful swimmer and now ISL commentator Rowdy Gaines known as Dressel: “The best swimmer on the planet, bar none.”
Dressel burst onto the scene within the 2016 Rio Olympics, successful two gold medals in relays. Since then, he has gone on to win 13 golds medals and two silvers at the final two World Championships.
He is predicted to be one of many prime stars at subsequent summer time’s Tokyo Olympics and will qualify for seven separate occasions together with relays.