Kristof Milak Goes 51.0, Hubert Kos Right Behind at 51.5 PR in 100 Fly Prelims

2021 HUNGARIAN SPRING NATIONALS

Kristof Milak dropped a 51.07 to lead the 100 fly prelims this evening in Budapest, with tomorrow morning’s finals being the last session of the meet. This ties his world-best time from December.

The surprise was the second-place finisher, as new 200 IM European junior record-holder Hubert Kos downed his old best with a 51.52, well ahead of Szebasztian Szabo‘s 52.20 in third. Kos turns 18 in a couple of days, and this was a best by over a second for him, now ranking him ninth in the world.

Kos now appears favored to qualify in this event for Tokyo to go along with his 200 IM. For some American context, Michael Phelps holds the 17-18 NAG record at 51.10, while #2 in history in the age group is Luca Urlando at 52.04.

2020-2021 LCM Men 100 Fly

2Kristof
Milak
HUN49.6807/31
3Matthew
Temple
AUS50.4506/17
4Noe
Ponti
SUI50.7407/31
5Michael
Andrew
USA50.8005/14
6Mehdy
Metella
FRA50.8706/20
7Andrei
Minakov
RUS50.8807/31
8Jakub
Majerski
POL50.9207/31
9Josif
Miladinov
BUL50.9305/23
10James
Guy
GBR50.9606/18
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Milak also swam the 200 free, going 1:47.52 to touch behind Nandor Nemeth‘s 1:46.87. Nemeth was first in the 100 free prelims before Milak beat him and his national record in the final, so this race will be one to watch tomorrow morning.

2005-born Laura Veres broke two minutes for the first time in the 200 free, hitting a 1:59.14 to lead the prelims by over a second. She was well ahead of her old best, a 2:00.97 from last month. Cal commit Fanni Fabian was second in 2:00.40, ahead of Ajna Kesely (2:00.69) and Katinka Hosszu (2:00.75), setting up a big race tomorrow morning in the final.

OTHER NOTABLE FINISHES

  • Breaking a minute in the 100 fly, Boglarka Kapas went 59.43, a new best and her first sub-1:00 ever.
  • Dalma Sebestyen was 31.45 in the 50 breast to lead the way on the women’s side, while Caba Siladi led the men at 27.68.
  • Katalin Burian was 28.67 to lead the women’s 50 back prelims, with Richard Bohus topping the men’s prelims at 25.05.

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abc
1 year ago

Does anyone know
a) What time Kos had in the 200 fly
b) What the other times were in the 200 free

abc
Reply to  abc
1 year ago

Sorry, i meant:
a) What time Kos had in the 100 fly

Rafael
Reply to  abc
1 year ago

51,61

John26
1 year ago

Hmm, seems like he tried to swim it Chad LeClos style, out in 23.5, 50.3 and back slow :/

John26
Reply to  John26
1 year ago

This is for the 200free

Gheko
1 year ago

50.48 in the final, 48.00 100m free

Gheko
Reply to  Gheko
1 year ago

Sorry 50.47

PeatyPiper
Reply to  Gheko
1 year ago

Do you have a race video link?

ooo
1 year ago

50.47 this morning.

Dave
Reply to  ooo
1 year ago

Facts or predictions?

abc
Reply to  Dave
1 year ago

Really shocked to see thiis after people said that he is a 1:44 guy and a gold medal contender in Tokyo …

Troll in the Dungeon
Reply to  abc
1 year ago

The guy is absolutely leaving Tokyo with a gold medal.

Dave
1 year ago

if Jimmy guy can go 51.70 with a full beard and chest hair, surly him/milak/minakov/Chad are all fighting for podium places

PeatyPiper
Reply to  Dave
1 year ago

I absolutely expect Guy to be up there in the fly this summer. But I think your idea of a full beard is a bit different from mine if you’re referring to my recollection of Jimmy’s facial hair 😂.

Dave
Reply to  PeatyPiper
1 year ago

😂😂

PeatyPiper
Reply to  PeatyPiper
1 year ago

1 dislike from Guy and the other from his beard?

Coach Mike 1952
1 year ago

Impressive swim for Ms. Kapas – she is more even in the 200 splits, front & back, so a nice trend for her to go sub 1:00. Congratulations to her.

Mr Piano
1 year ago

I’m predicting a 50.3 in finals

He said what?
1 year ago

50-low incoming.

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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