Caeleb Dressel, Regan Smith set world record in 100m, 200m butterfly semis

GWANGJU, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 26: Caeleb Dressel of the United States celebrates as he sets a new world record of 49.50 seconds after competing in the Men's 100m Butterfly Semifinal on day six of the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships at Nambu International Aquatics Centre on July 26, 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

GWANGJU (SOUTH KOREA): Caeleb Dressel and Regan Smith, both from United States have set a new world records in the semifinals of 18th FINA World Championships here on Friday.
Dressel completed his 100 m butterfly in 49.50 seconds while Smith completed her race in two minutes and 3.35 seconds — both setting the fastest world record.
Dressel, who won seven titles in Budapest two years ago, touched home first for Saturday’s final.
He was followed by Andrei Minakov of Russia in 50.94 seconds and Kristof Milak of Hungary in 50.95. China’s Li Zhuhao finished 13th in 52.00, failing to make it to the final. (AGENCIES)