Dressel matches Phelps and helps U.S. to best world medals haul

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  • Monday, 31 Jul 2017

Swimming – 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships – Men's 4x100m Medley Relay awarding ceremony – Budapest, Hungary – July 30, 2017 – Matt Grevers, Kevin Cordes, Caeleb Remel Dressel and Nathan Adrian of the U.S. (gold) celebrate on the podium. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Caeleb Dressel of the United States heralded a new era in world swimming when he equalled the great Michael Phelps's feat of seven golds at a single world championships as the 17th edition closed on Sunday.

The 20-year-old Dressel underlined his credentials as the world's fastest starter in breathtaking fashion at the Duna Arena when he broke away on the butterfly leg to give the U.S. gold in the men's 4x100 metres medley relay.

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