Caeleb Dressel of america received his third gold medal of those Olympics, setting a world document within the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 49.45 seconds.
Dressel already held the world document (49.5 seconds, in 2019) and the Olympic document (49.71, Friday), and he got here to the ultimate as the favourite. Nobody else within the area went beneath 50 seconds of their preliminary heats.
Kristof Milak of Hungary, the gold medalist within the 200 fly, swam to Dressel’s left, and Dressel suspected that’s the place his closest competitors can be. The 2 of them, and Michael Phelps and Milorad Cavic, had been the one ones to swim sub-50 seconds on this occasion’s historical past.
Inside an hour of swimming the 100 fly, Dressel will compete in a semifinal warmth of the 50 free. That ultimate is Sunday morning in Tokyo (Saturday night time Japanese time).