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Dressel misses the World Cup in Budapest

After consulting with his coaches and the medical 'staff', they made the decision to withdraw him

The American Caeleb Dressel, a great swimming star, will miss the rest of the World Cup that is being played in Hungary for medical reasons. The North American team announced in a statement. 

“After consultation with Caeleb, his coaches and the medical staff, the decision has been made to withdraw him from the Championships,” USA Swimming explained in a statement. All this when the following day the resignation of the seven-time Olympic champion was announced before the dispute of the semifinals of the 100 m freestyle.

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"Our priority is and will always be the health of our athletes," added the statement without giving further details.

In Budapest, Dressel, 25 years old and seven times Olympic champion. He won two titles, in the 50m butterfly and the 4 × 100m freestyle relay, before being ruled out of the 100m freestyle semi-finals.

He was also entered in the 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly.

AFP

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