It’s been a rough week for Michael Phelps’ status in the record books. As the FINA World Championships got underway, Phelps owned three world records. In a matter of three days, he has lost two of those.
On Friday, former Florida Gators star Caeleb Dressel stole the show in the 100 M butterfly, beating the competition by 1.44 seconds. With an official time of 49.50, Dressel topped Phelps’ record by .32 seconds (49.82).
Dressel has also claimed the 50 M butterfly and 4X100 M free titles and earned a silver in the 4X100 mixed medley as part of the 2019 FINA World Championships.
*Phelps saw 19-year old Hungarian Kristof Milak break his 200 M butterfly world record earlier this week.
The Green Cove Springs, FL native is a two-time gold medal winner and was a ten time NCAA national champion while at Florida. Dressel also earned 28 All-American selections, the most possible in a four-year collegiate career.