Milak Posts 51.5 100 Fly, Kesely Wins Twice on Day 4 of Hungarian Nats


The 2018 Hungarian National Championships have concluded, and Kristof Milak has put down another impressive swim. In the men’s 100 fly, Milak posted a 51.50, well ahead of 2nd place Laszlo Cseh (52.46). While that time is off of Milak’s Hungarian record of 50.62 from last summer, it puts him fourth in the world rankings this season.

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Milak also raced the 50 back, taking the title in 25.23, just ahead of Bence Szentes (25.25). Milak turned 18 in February.

Milak could not get to the wall first in the 200 free, though, as Dominik Kozma edged ahead of him. Kozma was 1:47.16, ahead of Milak’s 1:47.97 and Nandor Nemeth‘s 1:48.42.

16-year-old Ajna Kesely took two wins tonight, first in the mile and then in the 200 free. She was 16:33.97 in the mile, the only swimmer under 16:40. In the 200 free, her time of 1:59.62 was the only time under two minutes. Evelyn Verraszto finished 2nd (2:00.42), and Verraszto finished on top earlier in the 100 fly (59.57).

In the men’s 50 breast, Csaba Szilagyi swam a world’s top 5 time to win. His time of 27.05 won by over a full second, and he now sits 5th in the world this season.

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Other winners

  • Katalin Burian was 29.05 to take the women’s 50 back.
  • In the women’s 50 breast, Anna Sztankovics was 31.65 to win.

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Does Csaba Szilagyi = Caba Siladji, the Serbian, and if so has he switched allegiance?

Caba swims for Serbia!

He’s not going to represent Hungary. He trains in Serbia, and swims for Serbian club primarily. He does have dual citizenship, and swims for Hungarian club from time to time.


At the moment he swims for Hungarian swimming club Hodmezovasarhely (coaches Ban Sandor and Sibalin Mihaly), and his time is an official Hungarian NR. The previous one belonged to Mihaly Flaskay with 27.51, way back from 2002, this was the oldest lcm NR.


Correct, except he is David and not Mihaly 🙂 I also might have heard he would consider swimming for Hungary. Would be baller if true we would have a pretty decent 4×100 medley relay, just need Bohus or Balog to recover from their injuries to have a sub 54 backstroker then Szilagyi , Milak and Nemeth or Kozma.


Yeah, Sibalin is David. Sorry for that. Flaskay is Mihaly. Yes, that would be nice, definitely medal contender relay in Europe. Peaty factor and the Russians.

Philip Johnson

I would love Milak to follow in the footsteps of Cseh and Hosszú and continue swimming multiple events. Want to see what he is capable of.



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I thought it was saying 1:51.5 200 fly for a split second. Almost died.

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Considering he was .9 off his best 100 here, 1:51 low is probably coming no later than August.


That’s…not how that works lol. WR will come but not this summer

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Did you see into the future? He’s doing amazing but 1:51.5 is still a ways off, and he COULD decrease in performance. It may come, but too many times has there been someone talented, who didn’t pull off a world record after a couple amazing swims. (Yannick Angel, Jospeh Schooling, Chad Le Clos to name some).


To be fair to Agnel he should have the World Record, that textile best is in a different class to any other 200 free, super suited or textile.


True, but this kid is 18 going 1;52….I wasnt for claiming WR last year, but now hes getting close. Yea he might turn out to be like those guys, but im hoping he wont, especially since im a big fan of Hungarian swimmers due to Cseh’s legendary career


My prediction. 1:51 high 2019 world champs. 1:51 low/1:50.9 in Tokyo.

50.15 2019 world champs. 49.85 2020 but not a world record because of dressel


I expect a 1:51 high on euros maybe 1:52 flat but world textile

bobo gigi

I’m less obsessed than most of you by the times. The most important is to win titles. His goal is to win the 200 fly golds at euros, worlds and olympic games. We will not remember the times in 40 years but we’ll remember who has won the olympic golds, how and who you have beaten. The rest is icing on the cake. Records are made to be broken. Young swimmers today train much better than even a decade ago. Training has improved so much. Swimming is faster at every level. But honestly I’m more interested in seeing who touches the wall first in Tokyo than watching the time. The time is important but secondary in my opinion. But of… Read more »

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Yes Bobo, we know what you think.


Maybe are secondary but some kind of chrono are milestone in a sport like swimming (or running).
Chrono like PVDH 47.84 in the 100 free, Thorpe 3.40.08 in the 400 free, Lochte 1.54.00 in the 200medley (or back in the day Biondi’s 48.42 in the 100 free) are iconic moment in this sport.

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I wouldn’t put Lochte’s 200 im as a milestone.


It’s 7 years old now and has survived two Olympics, it’s certainly getting up there as a seminal swim on the men’s side.

It’s not Thorpe’s 3.40.08 or Phelps’ 1.52.09 yet, but I can’t think of many other swims which have that kind of longevity as the best in textile (it’s difficult to assess how great supersuited times were I think, though the 800 free record is probably done an injustice by that approach).


Lochte’s record is the most underappreciated WR in the book. Really few really understand how impressive it was: – The first male WR after supersuit ban – The only WR taken from MP (still is the only one) If we analyze the split we have: 50 fly in 24.89 – great split even for a 200 fly (Milak most recently split in 25.07) 50 back in 28.59 – monster split better than any split in the last 200 back in Budapest 50 breast in 33.03 – surely his career best, right now is pretty common but ten year ago there were few capable of a split like that even in the 200 breast. last 50 free in 27.49 – after… Read more »


It’s not only about the time. Records will be inside any statistics and you always will remember a recordbreaker swimmer when the previous one time was an iconic one or belonged to an iconic swimmer especially the GOAT.


Me too.


200fly was his second final, 100 was his last swim after 2800m racing. Last day he swam PB and age group record in 50back and PB in 200free before this 51.50.

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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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