BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lilly King set her second individual world record at the world championships Sunday in the 50 breaststroke, again besting Russian rival Yulia Efimova, and returned as part of the women’s 4×100 medley relay that also broke the world record.
“I couldn’t imagine a better finish to this meet,” King said, after setting the world record in the 100 breaststroke earlier in the meet last week.
Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the championships Sunday, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 4×100-meter medley relay.
Twenty-four hours after becoming the first swimmer to win three golds in one night at a major international meet, Dressel joined Michael Phelps in another elite club: seven golds at the second-biggest meet after the Olympics.
Phelps was the first to do it at the 2007 worlds in Melbourne, Australia — a prelude to…