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#GatorMade: Caeleb Dressel finishes FINA World Championships with record eight medals

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Former Florida Gators swimming champion Caeleb Dressel has set the mark for most medals in one World Championship meet.

On Sunday, the two-time Olympic gold medal winner finished second in the 4X100 M medley to increase his haul to eight medals, more than the seven he earned in 2017 (Michael Phelps’ previously earned seven medals at the 2007 and 2011 world championships).

See also: Dressel breaks Michael Phelps’ 100 M Fly world record

Dressel’s medals at the 2019 FINA World Championships:

  • Gold: 50 M Free
  • Gold: 100 M Free
  • Gold: 50 M Fly
  • Gold: 100 M Fly
  • Gold: 4X100 mixed free
  • Gold: 4X100 men’s free
  • Silver: 4X100 mixed medley
  • Silver: 4X100 men’s medley

The 22-year old has now complied fifteen medals at worlds, good for the third best mark ever trailing only Michael Phelps and (former Gator) Ryan Lochte.

Dressel earned an American record (100 M Free) and two World records (100 M Fly, 4X100 mixed Free) on the way to another dominant performance at the 2019 FINA World Championships.

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