Tokyo Olympics

American Dressel storms to gold in 100m butterfly

American Dressel storms to gold in 100m butterfly

TOKYO OLYMPICS. Caeleb Dressel of the United States in action.

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American Caeleb Dressel beats Hungary's Kristof Milak by 0.23 seconds

American Caeleb Dressel stormed to the men’s 100m butterfly gold medal on Saturday, July 31, with a world record time of 49.45 to pick up his second individual gold of the Tokyo Games.

Dressel, the world champion in the event, beat Hungary’s Kristof Milak, the gold medallist in the 200m fly, by 0.23 seconds.

The powerful American, who also won gold in the 100m freestyle, was fastest out of the blocks and never looked in danger, though Milak came back hard down the straight.

Dressel has a busy morning – he has the 50m freestyle semi-finals coming up 40 minutes after his race and is likely to swim in the final of the mixed medley relay about 30 minutes after that. –