China’s Sun Yang celebrates after winning the final of the men’s 200m freestyle at the World Championships in Gwangju on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
GWANGJU: Three of the most dominant swimmers in the world took centre stage at the world championships on Monday but only Adam Peaty and Katinka Hosszu maintained their aura of invincibility while Sarah Sjostrom’s reign in the 100m butterfly came to an end. A night after becoming the first swimmer
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American Caeleb Dressel swam the second-fastest 100m freestyle in history to retain his world title on Thursday as China lashed out at the anti-doping protests targeting Olympic star Sun Yang.
This time, Caeleb Dressel stands alone. The American won his record eighth medal at the world swimming championships on Sunday, helping the US to silver in the 4x100-meter medley relay after anchor Nathan Adrian got overtaken for gold in the closing meters. “Part of me is very happy,” Dressel said. “Part of me wants to cry that I’m done with it.
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