Milak Gunning For YOG 2Fly Glory; Opts Out Of 1Free Final

2018 YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Swimming competition at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games wraps up this evening, with a tremendous line-up of events ready to unfold in Buenos Aires. On tonight’s schedule, we have the women’s 50m free, 100m fly, 200m back and 400m free, while the men will contest the 200m back, 100m free, 200m fly and 50m breast. Both will partake in the mixed 4 x 100m mixed medley relay as well.

As it’s the last day of swimming finals, we only saw one scratch on the whole in the form of Hungarian Kristof Milak opting out of the mens’ 100m free final. The World Junior Record holder  will be battling for his first individual fly gold of these Youth Olympics in the men’s 200m distance tonight, after reaping gold in 200m and 400m free, but silver in the 100m fly earlier this meet.

Taking Milak’s place in the sprint free final is 15-year-old Chinese swimmer Jinquan Hong, who was bumped from 9th into the top 8, holding a time of 50.71 entering tonight’s session.

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1:52.09 is the textile record held by Michael Phelps. It was set in a jammer at the 2007 World Championships.

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Unlikely to see more than one sub 1:54 tonight, however that low 1:52 is feasible for Milak at next years worlds and a sub at Tokyo.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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