Kristof Milak Breaks 100 Fly WJR 3rd Time at Worlds, Now 8th All-Time

by Robert Gibbs 8

July 29th, 2017 International, News

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hungarian Kristof Milak nailed the World Junior Record in the 100 fly for the third time in two days, taking down the mark yet again with a 50.62 and a silver medal at tonight’s finals of the 2017 World Championships.

Milak paced his swims perfectly, first setting the mark with a 51.23 Friday morning to qualify 5th, then going 50.77 to qualify 3rd in last night’s semis, before tonight’s silver medal performance that put him ahead of last year’s Olympic gold medalist, Joseph Schooling.  The 17 year-old Hungarian has been one of the breakout stars of this week, and also owns the World Junior Record in the 200 fly, which he set back in June at the European Junior Championships.

Notably, at the age of 17, Milak is over a second faster than the current world record holder, Michael Phelps, was as a junior.  Phelps’ best time as a 17 year-old was a 51.84 at the 2003 Duel in the Pool and his fastest time as an 18 year-old was a 51.10 from the 2003 World Championships.

Tonight’s swim moves Milak up to the 8th fastest performer ever in the 100 fly, and Caeleb Dressel moved up #2 all-time as he rattled Phelps’ world record.

Fastest Performers Ever
1 Michael Phelps 49.82
2 Caeleb Dressel 49.86
3 Milorad Cavic 49.95
4 Joseph Schooling 50.39
5 Ian Crocker 50.4
6 Rafael Munoz 50.41
7 Chad Le Clos 50.56
8 Kristof Milak 50.62
9 Albert Subirats 50.65
10 James Guy 50.67

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Joel Lin
4 years ago

It will be interesting to see if he considers training in the US after this year. With Sergio Lopez?

tkrisz
4 years ago

2017. He will swim the 200 in a few weeks at junior wc. 🙂

Billy
4 years ago

How tall is Kristof Milak?

Admin
Reply to  Billy
4 years ago

He’s listed in entries as 5’11”.

Billy
Reply to  Braden Keith
4 years ago

Thanks! Not real big for a swimmer. I guess he’d be taller…….

Zer0Z
4 years ago

He will take Phelps’ 200 fly WR in a year. You heard it here first

Pvdh
Reply to  Zer0Z
4 years ago

I think 2019

remel 100 breast 2020
4 years ago

very wow, shoe game incredibly strong.

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