Kristof Milak shattered Michael Phelps’ long-standing world document within the 200-meters butterfly was damaged Wednesday by Hungarian teen Kristof Milak on the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.
Milak, 19, received the occasion ultimate in 1:50.73, breaking Phelps’ document of 1:51.51 set in 2009.
Phelps, who holds the document for probably the most Olympic gold medals with 23, had held the world-leading time within the occasion for 18 years in whole, having turn out to be the youngest male to interrupt a swimming world document on the age of 15 in March 2001.
Chad le Clos, who ultimately completed third behind Daiya Seto and Milak, touched first by means of 50m and 100m, however the Hungarian stormed again to take the gold and break Phelps’ decade-old document.
“It’s a tremendous honor to beat such a great men’s world record,” Milak mentioned after the occasion (by way of 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.”