Felix Auböck Breaks Austrian 200 Free Record At 4 Nations Meet


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While competing on day 1 of the inaugural 4 Nations Meet in Hungary, 23-year-old Felix Auböck of Austria broke his own national record in the men’s 200m freestyle. The former University of Michigan Wolverine fired off a time of 1:46.64 to get under the 1:47 threshold for the first time in his career.

After playing it cool with a morning swim of 1:50.10 to situate himself as the top seed of the morning here in Hungary, Auböck went into overdrive to power his way to a speedy mark of 1:46.64 to claim gold tonight. In doing so, he beat out the likes of 200m fly world record holder Kristof Milak of the host nation, who touched in 1:47.16 for silver, while Poland’s Kacper Majchrzak rounds out the top 3 in 1:47.84.

For Auböck, his splits of 52.75/53.89 which rendered his 1:46.64 this evening blew away his old Austrian national standard of 1:47.24 he set 4 years ago at the 2016 Olympic Games. There in Rio, Auböck split 53.00/54.24. As such, the Austrian’s time tonight hacked .40 off of his previous lifetime best.

Auböck was entered in the men’s 200m free event at the 2019 FINA World Aquatic Championships but wound up not swimming the event. He did swim the 400m and 800m freestyle events, where he finished in 13th and 24th places, respectively.

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1 year ago

That’s fast

1 year ago

I believe that is a best time for Milak as well, by 3 hundredths. Congrats swimmers!

Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

Milak has been under 1.47 before. He’d have needed a PB to win though.

Reply to  swimfan210_
1 year ago

Not a best, he has a 1:46.90 from last year

1 year ago

The Austrian and the Hungarian never stopped swimming apparently

Reply to  Wow
1 year ago

all the pools were closed for 2 months but maybe they snuck in

Reply to  Wow
1 year ago

The Austrian NT members were out of the pool for about 3-4 weeks. I live in Vienna and Südstadt opened for the national teamers in April.

Reply to  FSt
1 year ago

Hungarian swimmers were also out of pool at least for 6 weeks, those who were tested positive even longer

1 year ago

Some good fast swimming – Great to be back. It feels so bittersweet hearing these results knowing if word is true we’ll see no racing in the UK this year. Sigh.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Dee
1 year ago

Try living in the U.S.

1 year ago

Congrats, Felix!! Forever Go Blue!

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