Nicholas Santos

Brazilian swimmer Nicolás Santos, aged 42, took second place in the 50m butterfly. He was second only to seven-time Olympian Caleb Dressel.

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Nicholas Santos

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Brazilian swimmer Nicolás Santos, aged 42, won a silver medal in the 50m butterfly at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

His result was 22.78 seconds. Santos became the first swimmer in the history of the World Championships to win a medal over the age of 40.

The victory at this distance was won by the seven-time Olympic champion American Caleb Dressel (22.57). The 25-year-old swimmer became a 15-time world champion. Bronze went to another American, Michael Andrew (22.79).

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In total, Santos won three silvers and one bronze at the world championships during his career. He also has five gold, three silver and three bronze medals at the World Short Course Championships.

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