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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PFA
5 months ago

Excited to see what will happen later.

Sly
5 months ago

Someone is in form

Dee
5 months ago

Hungarian swimming is in a very good place, both now and for the future.

Ghost
Reply to  Dee
5 months ago

Hungary is about the same population of Georgia…..and produce some talent almost every year

Dee
Reply to  Ghost
5 months ago

Hungarian swimming is really impressive. Australia is similar, albeit on a larger population scale – A population similar to a single US State, Florida, and look what they have managed to achieve for decades. Success breeds success.

Last edited 5 months ago by Dee
NCSwimDad
5 months ago

Let me know when Dressel swims a 100 fly.

Robbos
Reply to  NCSwimDad
5 months ago

What are there other swimmers apart from Dressel?

Mr Piano
Reply to  NCSwimDad
5 months ago

Literally tonight dawg

SkiSki
Reply to  Mr Piano
5 months ago

Why did they downvote you you’re right.

He said what?
5 months ago

50-low incoming.

Mr Piano
5 months ago

I’m predicting a 50.3 in finals

Coach Mike 1952
5 months 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.

Dave
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago

😂😂

PeatyPiper
Reply to  PeatyPiper
5 months ago

1 dislike from Guy and the other from his beard?

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Karl Ortegon

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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