James Guy on Double Duty on Final Night of Euros: “That’s what I do Best”


Reported by James Sutherland.


  • European Record: 49.95, Milorad Cavic (SRB), 2009
  • European Championship Record: 50.62, Kristof Milak (HUN), 2021
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 51.96
  1. Kristof Milak (HUN), 50.18 CR
  2. Josif Miladinov (BUL), 50.93
  3. James Guy (GBR), 50.99

After jamming his finish in the semi-finals, Kristof Milak executed everything right in tonight’s final of the men’s 100 fly, soaring to a new Hungarian and European Championship Record of 50.18.

Milak led the field at the 50 in 23.58, with teammate Szebasztian Szabo and Russian Mikhail Vekovishchev within a tenth, but pulled away from the pack on the second length, coming home in a blazing 26.60. James Guy went sub-51 for the second straight evening, touching in 50.99 for bronze, and Poland’s Jakub Majerski had another 26-point back-half split (26.88) to take fourth in a new Polish Record of 51.11.

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3 months ago

‘Racing proper people’
Wow savage comment

Mr Piano
Reply to  Skoorbnagol
3 months ago

Wonder what he’ll comment when racing Dressel in the 100 fly lol.

James Guy
Reply to  Skoorbnagol
3 months ago

Hmmm racing the best swimmers in Europe, in one of the sickest arenas in the world. Or your mates from Loughborough, Bath, Stirling… You pick 😂

Reply to  James Guy
3 months ago

it’s the guy himself! On swimswam! Pun intended!

James Guy
Reply to  Khachaturian
3 months ago


He said what?
Reply to  James Guy
3 months ago

If this is really you, I’m turning into a big fanboy at the moment.

Reply to  Skoorbnagol
3 months ago

While I understand your reaction to this comment. It is a lost in translation reaction.

The term proper racing against proper people is by no means a knock on the people he is training with. He is saying that he has not spent the last 5 years training to race his team mates at Bath.

He has been training to compete with the people at the European championship and the Olympic games and the common wealth games. The international elite of swimming. These are the people he has been focused on being able to beat. This is a venue and the people all the other racing and the hours in the pool have been focused on.

3 months ago

yeah just a bit

3 months ago

I went to re-check the results of the medley relay at Worlds 2017 in Budapest, nearly 4 years ago. Great Britain finished second in 3.28.95 behind Usa (3.27.91) with 3 quarter of the quartet that has swum at these Euro Champs. The lone difference was Walker-Hebborn instead of Greenbank and the final time was a little slower (3.28.95 vs 3.28.59) mainly due to a faster lead-off from Greenbank towards that of Walker-Hebborn (who remained two tenths over the 54″). Scott, already in that 2017 relay, swam a great 47.04. Those Worlds2017 were that of the best Guy ever in the 100 fly (50.67 in semifinal) and of the explosion of Dressel in the 100 fly. Interesting that Prigoda swam in… Read more »

3 months ago

interesting how guy was a 200/400 freestyler earlier in his career and now he’s a 100 fly main

Mr Piano
Reply to  dddddddd
3 months ago

Sometimes you get bored of swimming the same event over and over. Thank god I dropped the 200 fly.

Reply to  Mr Piano
3 months ago

But the 200 fly will never drop you, Mr. Piano sir.

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