By USA Swimming | Wednesday, October 25, 2017
In the lead up to the Nov. 19 Golden Goggle Awards, USA Swimming will highlight the eight award categories.
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MALE RACE OF THE YEAR
This award is given to the male swimmer with the greatest single individual race of the year, with special emphasis on the 2017 FINA World Championships.
Caeleb Dressel, 100m Freestyle, 2017 FINA World Championships
Caeleb Dressel took home FINA World Championships gold in the men’s 100m freestyle with an American-record effort of 47.17. Dressel led by more than two-tenths of a second at the 50-meter mark and he extended that advantage over the final 50 meters for the win over teammate and silver medalist Nathan Adrian. Dressel’s victory marked the first time an American won the 100m free at a world championships since Anthony Ervin in 2001.
Caeleb Dressel, 100m Butterfly, 2017 FINA World Championships
Caeleb Dressel led wire-to-wire to earn gold and become the second-fastest performer of all-time in the men’s 100m butterfly at the 2017 FINA World Championships. He touched in a time of 49.86 – just four-hundredths of a second off Michael Phelps’ world record – for the fastest textile time in history. The win marked his second gold medal of the night, as he became the first swimmer in the history of the World Championships or Olympic Games to win three world titles in a single session.
Chase Kalisz, 400m Individual Medley, 2017 FINA World Championships
In the men’s 400m individual medley, Chase Kalisz completed his very own gold-medal sweep of the men’s IM events in Budapest. After holding a slight lead after the butterfly leg, Kalisz turned even with Great Britain’s Max Litchfield at the wall at the 200m mark. In the second half of the race, Kalisz was impossible to catch. He won by more than two body lengths, eclipsing Michael Phelps’ championship record with a time of 4:05.90. With this swim, Kalisz became the third-fastest performer of all time, trailing only Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
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