United States’ Lilly King, Matt Grevers, Simone Manuel and Caeleb Dressel, from left, pose with their gold medals in the mixed medley relay during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Florida rising senior Caeleb Dressel won his second gold medal at the world championships Wednesday.
The United States broke a pair of world records while winning the 4×100 mixed medley relay at the world championships on Wednesday.
Matt Grevers, Lilly King, Dressel and Simone Manuel won gold in the evening final with a time of 3 minutes, 38.56 seconds. That easily eclipsed the mark of 3:40.28 put up by an entirely different U.S. foursome — Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford — in the morning preliminaries.
Australia took the silver and Canada and China tied for the bronze.
The mixed medley relay was added to the world championships two years ago in Kazan, Russia, where Britain set the previous record of 3:41.71. It will be part of the Olympic program for the first time at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
In the first day of competition Sunday, Dressel set two American records along with winning a gold medal. He claimed gold in the 4x100m Free Relay, getting Team USA off to an incredible start with his record time of 47.26. The Team finished ahead of Brazil with a total time of 3:10.06.
Dressel’s other record came in the Men’s 50m Butterfly semifinal, where he posted a time of 22.76. One day after setting the American mark in the 50m fly, Dressel finished fourth overall in the final, posting a time of 22.89.
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