2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Swimming: Monday, May 17th – Sunday, May 23rd
- Budapest, Hungary
- Prelims at 10:00 am local/Finals at 6:00 pm local
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After tying the Championship Record in prelims, Hungarian superstar Kristof Milak broke the CR in the men’s 100 fly during the semifinals this evening. Milak clocked a 50.62, just edging out his prelims swim of 50.64. Milak has been as fast as 50.47 this year, which stands as both his personal best time, and the top time in the world this year in the event.
Previous record holder Piero Codia, of Italy, missed out on qualifying for finals tomorrow, finishing 11th in 51.86. Codia, 31, swam the Championship Record 50.64 in 2018. He’s maintained his speed, posting the 6th-fastest split in the field on the first 50, but was slower coming home.
Here is a split comparison of Milak’s semifinals swim, his prelims swim, and his personal best, as well as Codia’s 2018 swim.
|Kristof Milak||Kristof Milak||Piero Codia||Kristof Milak|
|2021 Championship Record (Semifinals)||2021 Co-Championship Record (Prelims)||2018 Co-Championship Record||Personal Best|
Despite his final time only being 0.02 seconds faster than it was in prelims, Milak actually swam his prelims and semifinals races quite differently. Milak was out much faster tonight, splitting 0.43 seconds faster than he did in the heats. He then came home 0.41 second slower than he did in the morning. His first 50 split of 23.72 tonight, was faster than the 23.84 he swam on the first 50 of his personal best.