By CIARÁN FAHEY, AP Sports activities Author
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two-time world champion Caeleb Dressel will not be defending his title within the males’s 100 freestyle on the swimming world championships after withdrawing earlier than the semifinals.
Dressel was included within the preliminary begin checklist for Tuesday’s semifinals in Budapest, however was not in an up to date model with reserve Hwang Solar-woo of South Korea taking his place.
“A call has been made by Workforce USA in session with Caeleb, his coach, and the crew’s medical employees for him to withdraw from the 100-meter freestyle occasion on medical grounds. The crew will decide his participation within the occasions later within the week,” U.S. Swimming instructed The Related Press in a press release.
Dressel is because of race the boys’s 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly later within the worlds.
Dressel was second-fastest in qualifying for the semifinals with a time of 47.95, behind Romania’s David Popovici, who was quickest in 47.60.
Popovici was even sooner within the semifinals, clocking 47.13 for a junior world report.
However the 17-year-old Popovici would have most popular to have raced Dressel.
“It’s form of a disgrace that I didn’t get to. However for the second, I simply hope he’s okay, as a result of I don’t actually know what occurred,” Popovici instructed the AP. “However I’m certain he and his crew made the appropriate selection for no matter occurred or no matter their plan is, as a result of I’m certain they’ve acquired nice individuals behind him.”
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