2022 World Aquatics Championships
Two-time World Champion Caleb Dressel He will not defend his men’s 100 freestyle title at the 2022 World Championships in Budapest.
USA Swimming said SwimSwam Dressel’s scratch was for medical reasons.
General Manager of the USA National Swimming Team Lindsey Mintenko He made the following statement:
A decision was made by Team USA in consultation with Caleb, his coach, and the team’s medical staff to withdraw from the 100m freestyle for medical reasons. The team will determine their participation in events later in the week.
The 25-year-old has won the event at the last two world championships along with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and is the only swimmer in history to break 47 seconds with a cloth suit.
Dressel came in second among the winners with a time of 47.95, trailing Romanian David Popovici (47.60).
The match was one of those fans who had been anxiously waiting, especially after the dominant Popovicci won the 200th freestyle match on Monday.
With scratch dressel, South Korea Hwang Sunwoowho won the silver behind Popovici in the 200 meters freestyle, made it to the semi-finals after tying for 17th in a time of 48.61.
Hwang tied with Australia Zack Incerty, although it appears that Incerti scratched to avoid swimming for the first swing. Incerti was dealing with an illness earlier that Kept him off the Australian 400 . freestyle relay.
Dressel is also scheduled to compete in the men’s 50 free and 100-flys individual race later in the competition, with preliminary qualifying taking place Thursday morning.
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