Teen smashes Michael Phelps’ long-standing 200m butterfly record

first_imgChad le Clos, who eventually finished third behind Daiya Seto and Milak, touched first through 50m and 100m, but the Hungarian stormed back to take the gold and break Phelps’ decade-old record.”It’s a tremendous honor to beat such a great men’s world record,” Milak said after the event (via the Olympic Channel).”When I turned back and I saw the time, 1:50.73? All the pressure and tension just went off my back and all the joy came out.” Kristof Milak shattered Michael Phelps’ long-standing world record in the 200-meters butterfly was broken Wednesday by Hungarian teen Kristof Milak at the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.Milak, 19, won the event final in 1:50.73, breaking Phelps’ record of 1:51.51 set in 2009. Phelps, who holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals with 23, had held the world-leading time in the event for 18 years in total, having become the youngest male to break a swimming world record at the age of 15 in March 2001.last_img read more

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