Caeleb Dressel wins 50m free at ISCA International Senior Cup

The two-time Olympic champion failed to make the podium in the 50m breaststroke

By Scott Bregman
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Two-time Olympic swimming champion Caeleb Dressel of the United States won the 50m freestyle Thursday (25 March) at the ISCA International Senior Cup in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dressel, the 2019 world champion in the event, swam a 22.33 time. He edged out Matej Dusa (22.71) and Arsenio Bustos (23.02).

2016 Olympic 100m butterfly champion Joseph Schooling of Singapore finished seventh in the race at 23.25.

In Dressel's first event of the day - the 50m breaststroke - he finished last in his heat, notching a 29.57 time. Ilya Evdokimov won the event at 28.29, ahead of Nils Wich-Glasen (28.44) and Ethan Brownie (28.81).

Yesterday, six-time Olympic champion Ryan Lochte won both of his races. First, in the 200m IM, he held of Dressel, finishing at 1:59.72. Dressel was close behind with 2:00.50, followed by Grant Sanders at 2:02.69.

Lochte was also fastest in the 100m backstroke, swimming a 55.92 for his second title of the day. Lochte just out-touched Ziyad Saleem who finished at 56.06. Kaikea Crews finished third (56.34).

In the 50m butterfly, Dressel held off Schooling and Will Davis, who tied for second, with a time of 23.98.

Competition continues Friday with the 400m IM, 100m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 200m freestyle.