- In the swimming world championship, Milk won gold medal in 200m Butterfly event in 1 minute 50.73 seconds.
- American veteran swimmer Michael Phelps won gold in 1 minute 51.51 seconds in 2009 (Rome)
Sports desk Hungary’s 19-year-old swimmer Christophe Milk won the gold medal in 1 minute 50.73 seconds in the 200m butterfly event of the World Championship. They became the swimmers who won gold in the shortest possible time. In this case, he broke the record of American legend Michael Phelps. Phelps won gold in 1 minute 51.51 seconds in Rome 10 years ago. Milk took 0.78 seconds less than Phelps.
STOP THE PRESSES! A fantastic new World Record from 19-year old Kristóf Milák of Hungary in the Men’s 200m Fly beating Michael Phelps old mark of 1: 51.51, set a decade ago in Rome, with a new time of 1: 50.73 … Outstanding! 💪👑 #Swimming # FINAGwangju2019 pic.twitter.com/Qr2DiOGDG3
– FINA (@ fina1908) July 24, 2019
By mixing up to the age of 14 were backstrokes swimmers
This is the first title in the 200 meter butterfly of Milk, born in Budapest. He is the second player after Phelps, who became champion in 200 meters Butterfly. Phelps became champion at the age of 18 in 2003.
After winning the gold, Milk said, “It is a matter of pride for me to make this record. By the age of 14 I was a backstocker. After that, put your attention in Butterfly. Even here, I used to take part in only 100 meters, because I was not very powerful. ‘
Mixing in the competition was second to the first half. Chad Le Clos of South Africa had kept the edge. In the second half, mixing up fast, leaving everyone behind. Japan’s Diya Seto (1 minute 53.56 seconds) remained in second place At the same time, Closs (1 minute 54.15 seconds) remained in third place.
Phelps retired from swimming after the 2016 Rio Olympics. He is considered the best Olympian. He won 28 medals in swimming. These include 23 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. In the swimming career, he had 66 gold, 14 silver and 3 bronze medals.