Two days after winning his first Olympic gold medal in an individual event, U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel collected another one.
The 24-year-old’s gold in the 100-meter butterfly at the Tokyo Games helps build on Team USA’s lead in the pool, it’s leading the world in this year’s Olympics.
He did so in world record time — breaking the 49.50-second time that he himself set in 2019. On Saturday, Dressel beat that by .05 of one second, with a 49.45 time.
The race marks Dressel’s third gold medal in the Tokyo Games.
He was part of the gold-winning team in the 4×100 free relay, where he swam the first leg, and on Thursday, he won his first gold medal in an individual event by beating the field in the 100-meter freestyle.
Dressel, of Florida, took home two gold medals from the 2016 Rio Games in the 4×100 freestyle and the 4×100 medley.
He is also scheduled to compete for the 50-meter freestyle. The final for that event won’t be held until Sunday.