Haas, Schooling add medals at FINA World Championships


His other gold medal was in the 400 freestyle relay last Sunday.

He texted his congratulations shortly after Dressel led off a world-record performance in the 4x100-meter mixed freestyle relay, capping a night that also included victories in the 50 free and the 100 butterfly.

Now, when Dressel makes his triumphant return to Green Cove Springs, he'll be heading home with seven world championship gold medals to his name and a new title: the planet's reigning king of the pool.

He finished in 50.83 seconds, behind American Caeleb Dressel (49.86 sec) and Hungary's Kristof Milak (50.62) and in a tie with Britain's James Guy.

He started by winning gold in the 50m free race after besting his own American record time. The Netherlands won silver, with Canada taking bronze.

The Singaporean had won a bronze - the first piece of silverware by a local swimmer at the biennial competition - in this event at the 2015 edition in Kazan, Russia, foreshadowing his historic feat in Brazil but vowed that a bronze medal in Budapest yesterday did not signal the passing of his powers. Mireia Belmonte of Spain won silver, with Canadian Sydney Pickrem claiming bronze.

The 25-year-old was the first Israeli to take part in a world final since 2013, but his time of 24.86 seconds, two hundredths of a second slower than his result in Saturday's semifinals, was only good enough for last place among the finalists. The previous global mark had been achieved in Kazan 2015, also by the US in 3:23.05.

Adrian glided quickly from two lanes over to embrace the new world champion.

Representing the University of Texas, he did not win any individual title at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Championships in March, failing to defend both his 100-yard and 200-yard fly titles and losing to Dressel in the 50-yard free and 100-yard fly.

"The U.S. has always been dominant in IMs, and that's been one of our proudest traditions", Kalisz said.

Schooling clearly has additional gears in this - his main event - and does not need to peak until Saturday's final, assuming of course he navigates the semi-final on Friday evening European time.

It bettered the previous mark of 23.73 set by Germany's Britta Steffen at Rome 2009. He has tallied six gold medals so far in the Hungarian capital.

Rhiannan Iffland of Australia won the women's 20m high diving with 320.70 points.

"It was definitely an unbelievable couple of days", Iffland said.

"In our country we have this saying that "experience is the best teacher", it's not - it's the only teacher", he said.

Also based in the US, Quah placed 18th in the 100m and 200m fly, as well as the 100m backstroke.

Croatia were crowned in men's water polo after beating hosts Hungary 8-6 in the final, while the bronze medal went to Serbia, who got past Greece 11-8.


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