American Caeleb Dressel became the first swimmer in history to win eight medals at the FINA World Aquatics Championships after amassing a record tally in the 2019 competition.
Dressel, 22, helped the United States take silver medals in both men’s 4×100-metre medley relay and the mixed 4x100m medley relay. The remaining six accolades were gold, finishing first in the 50-metre and 100-metre freestyles, 50-metre and 100-metre butterfly, as well as the mixed 4×100-metre freestyle relay and 4×100-metre freestyle relay.
Speaking about his unprecedented victory, Dressel said, per Japan Today: “Part of me is very happy,” Dressel said. “Part of me wants to cry that I’m done with it. I’ve got pimples on my face from just the stress of the meet. I’m probably losing some hair.”