Caeleb Dressel sets 2 short course world records at ISL finals
American becomes 1st man ever to break 48 seconds in 100-metre butterfly
American Caeleb Dressel set short course world records in the men's 100-metre butterfly and 50 freestyle events at the International Swimming League finals in Budapest on Saturday.
Dressel, 24, clocked 47.78 seconds in the 100 fly, breaking South African Chad le Clos' previous record of 48.08.
Dressel later lowered his own record in the 50 freestyle by 0.08 seconds, setting a time of 20.16 in the Hungarian capital.
"It was a really exciting day and I'm so pleased with the times," Dressel, who broke Michael Phelps's 100 fly world record at the 2019 world championships, told the BBC.
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"It's like an amusement park for swimmers and I'm loving it at the ISL this season, but we want to win this as a team - that's the end goal."
Teams have been racing behind closed doors in Budapest since Oct. 16 and the final four are Energy Standard, Cali Condors, LA Current and London Roar — two from the United States and two from Europe.
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World records from Dressel and their women's 4x100 individual medley relay team helped Cali Condors lead the standings with 267 points on the first day of the ISL finals.
WATCH | Dressel lowers his own world mark in 50 freestyle: