Dressel - a star is born, as records tumble at Budapest

The 20-year-old Dressel has now matched US swim legend Michael Phelps' record of seven gold medals from a single worlds set at the 2007 championships in Melbourne.

Dressel's feat puts him level with US legends like Phelps, Ryan Lochte, who won five worlds golds in 2011, and Mark Spitz, who won seven golds at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.   -  Getty Images

Caeleb Dressel won a historic seventh gold medal in Budapest on Sunday as the USA claimed the men's 4x100m medley relay title at the world championships.

After Dressel swam the third leg, Nathan Adrian touched the wall first for the USA at three minutes, 27.91 seconds with Great Britain taking silver at 1.04 while Russia earned bronze at 1.45.

The 20-year-old Dressel has now matched US swim legend Michael Phelps' record of seven gold medals from a single worlds set at the 2007 championships in Melbourne.

Lilly King of the world

 

Lilly King of the United States claimed her second world record this week in winning the women's 50m breaststroke gold at the world championships on Sunday.

King clocked 29.40 seconds, breaking Ruta Meilutyte's four-year-old record of 29.48, with Russia's Yuliya Efimova taking silver at 0.17 back and America's Katie Meili earning bronze at 0.59.

This was the second world record the 20-year-old King has broken in Budapest after also lowering Meilutyte's time for the 100m breaststroke in winning Tuesday's final.

The victory was King's second this week over rival Efimova, who took bronze in the 100m final but had beaten the American over 200m with a commanding display on Friday when King finished fourth.

The American sparked a war of words at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympic games when she branded the Russian a drugs cheat after Efimova's 16-month ban for doping which ended in February 2015.

Meili paid tribute to her American team-mate.

"I'm satisfied, that's my first time under 30 seconds," said the 26-year-old, who also took breaststroke silver over 100m.

"I think Lily always has a world record in her, she's been incredible this week, really fast, we're very proud of her."

 

USA breaks world record

The US quartet broke the country's own record of 3:52.05 set at the 2012 London Olympics.   -  Getty Images

 

The USA quartet broke the world record in winning the women's 4x100m medley relay title at the world championships on Sunday.

Simone Manuel, the 100m freestyle world champion, touched the wall at three minutes, 51.55 seconds to break the USA's own record of 3:52.05 set at the 2012 London Olympics.

Russia took silver at 1.83 secs back, a new European record, with Australia earning bronze at 2.74.

Kalisz doubles up with men's 40m IM world title

Kalisz, won also won the 200m IM title on Thursday, clocked a new championships record time of four minutes, 05.90 seconds.   -  Getty Images

 

Chase Kalisz of the United States won the men's 400m individual medley gold to complete the IM double.

Kalisz, won also won the 200m IM title on Thursday, clocked a new championships record time of four minutes, 05.90 seconds with Hungary's David Verraszto taking silver at 2.48 back and Daiya Seto of Japan earning bronze at 3.24.

"It's a huge step for me," said the 23-year-old Kalisz, the first American to win the title since Ryan Lochte in 2011.

"This is what I came here for, I am really excited about this race."

Sjostrom wins women's 50m freestyle world title

Sjostrom clocked 23.69 for her third title in Budapest.   -  Getty Images

 

Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden won the women's 50m freestyle gold for her third title.

Sjostrom clocked 23.69 with Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands silver at 0.16 back and Simone Manuel of the United States earning bronze at 0.28 to set a new Americas record of 23.97.

Lacourt's hattrick

The 32-year-old Lacourt clocked 24.35 seconds to win the men's 50m backstroke gold for the third straight world championships.   -  Getty Images

 

Camille Lacourt of France won the men's 50m backstroke gold for the third straight world championships to bring down the curtains on an illustrious career.

The 32-year-old Lacourt clocked 24.35 seconds with Junya Koga of Japan taking silver at 0.16 back and Matt Grevers of the USA earning bronze at 0.21.

The backstroke ace said he was delighted to complete the hat-trick after also taking the title at the Barcelona 2013 and Kazan 2015 championships.

"I did what I needed to win the gold, I was really quick and finished really well," said the Frenchman.

"I'm really satisfied, I feel lots of joy."

Results:

Men

1500m freestyle

1. Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA) 14:35.85

2. Mykhailo Romanchuk (UKR) 14:37.14

3. Mack Horton (AUS) 14:47.70

50m backstroke

1. Camille Lacourt (FRA) 24.35

2. Junya Koga (JPN) 24.51

3. Matt Grevers (USA) 24.56

400m medley

1. Chase Kalisz (USA) 4:05.90

2. Daniel Verraszto (HUN) 4:08.38

3. Daiya Seto (JPN) 4:09.14

4x100m medley relay

1. United States 3:27.91

(Matt Grevers, Kevin Cordes, Caeleb Dressel, Nathan Adrian)

2. Great Britain 3:28.95

(Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, James Guy, Duncan Scott)

3. Russia 3:29.76

(Evgeny Rylov, Kiril Prigoda, Aleksandr Popkov, Vladimir Morozov)

Women

50m freestyle

1. Sarah SjŮstrŮm (SWE) 23.69

2. Ramoni Kromowidjojo (NED) 23.85

3. Simone Manuel (USA) 23.97

50m breaststroke

1. Lilly King (USA) 29.40 -- WR

2. Yuliya Efimova (RUS) 29.57

3. Katie Meili (USA) 29.99

400m medley

1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:29.33

2. Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 4:32.17

3. Sydney Pickrem (CAN) 4:32.88

4x100m medley relay

1. United States 3:51.55 -- WR

(Kathleen Baker, Lilly King, Kelsi Worrell et Simone Manuel)

2. Russia 3:53.38

(Anastasiia Fesikova, Yuliya Efimova, Svetlana Chimrova, Veronika Popova)

3. Australia 3:54.29

(Emily Seebohm, Taylor McKeown, Emma McKeon, Bronte Campbell)