Swimmer Caeleb Dressel sets 2 world records in Hungary

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Caeleb Dressel set a pair of short-course world records Saturday at the International Swimming League final in Budapest, Hungary.

Expected to be one of the top stars at next summer’s Tokyo Olympics, Dressel became the first swimmer to eclipse 48 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly, touching with a time of 47.78.

About 40 minutes later, Dressel took won the 50 freestyle in 20.16, eclipsing his own short-course record by 0.08.

In the 100 fly, the 24-year-old Florida native broke the mark of 48.08 set by South Africa’s Chad Le Clos at 2016 Short Course World Championships.

Le Clos finished second in Saturday’s race at Duna Arena in 48.45.

Dressel also holds the long-course record in the 100 fly with a time of 49.50 at last summer’s world championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Dressel won two relay golds at the 2016 Rio Olympics and has blossomed into one of the sport’s biggest stars since, winning a total of 13 golds medals and two silvers at the last two world championships in the 50-meter pool.

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