Dressel shatters world record to win Olympic 100m butterfly gold medal

Publish: 7:35 PM, July 31, 2021 | Update: 7:35:PM, July 31, 2021

TOKYO,  – American powerhouse Caeleb Dressel smashed his own world record to win the men’s Olympic 100m butterly title Saturday for his third gold medal of the Tokyo Games.

The two-time world champion touched in 49.45 seconds to better his own world best 49.50 set at the 2019 world championships.

Hungarian 200m fly champion Kristof Milak was second in 49.68 and Noe Ponti of Switzerland third in 50.74.