Kristof Milak Downs Championship Record in Semifinals of Men’s 100 Fly – 50.62

2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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
1st 50 23.72 24.15 23.42 23.84
2nd 50 26.90 26.49 27.22 26.63
Final Time 50.62 50.64 50.64 50.47

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.

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E Coutroubis
3 months ago

HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF TENTHS FASTER IF HE DIDN’T MISS HIS FINISH. THAT WAS WHY HE WAS UPSET AFTER THE RACE.

Last edited 3 months ago by E Coutroubis
Coach Mike 1952
3 months ago

Surely he is targeting sub-50 for the final tomorrow.

E Coutroubis
3 months ago

The announcer didn’t understand why Milak looked disappointed, after breaking the CR.

Arnold
3 months ago

Bruh that finish really messed his attitude ://

Drewbrewsbeer
3 months ago

Milak vs Dressel in 100 Fly AND 200 Free,. Make it so!

choosy
Reply to  Drewbrewsbeer
3 months ago

Milák won’t swim 200 free in Tokyo but at the next World Championships this might come true