World Record Holder Kristof Milak Set To Make Comeback At Hungarian Nationals


The 2024 Hungarian National Championships represent world record holder Kristof Milak‘s return to action.

24-year-old Milak is entered in a total of six events over the course of the Olympic-qualifying competition that spans Tuesday, April 9th through Friday, April 12th.

Milak is set to race in the 50m, 100m, 200m freestyle events as well as the 50m, 100m, 200m butterfly.

Although he’s been largely out of the pool since last April’s Hungarian Championships, the superstar already owns Olympic Qualification Times in the 100m (50.80) and 200m fly  (1:52.58) from that competition.

Milak returned to training in mid-January and is set on being in his best form for the Paris Olympic Games.


Additional ones to watch at the Hungarian national include Zalan Sarkany, the newly-minted PAC-12 conference record holder. At the conference championships, Arizona State University’s Sarkany blasted a time of 14:23.01 to win the men’s 1650y freestyle.

Sarkany went on to win the NCAA Championships title in the same event, producing a time of 14:30.57.

Nikolett Padar, Gabor Zombori and Boglarka Kapas are also among the field set to compete.

Key Entries – Men

  • David Betlehem – 200m/400m/800m 1500m free
  • Balazs Hollo – 200m/400m IM, 100m/200m fly
  • Richard Marton – 100m/200m free, 100m/200m fly
  • Kristof Milak – 50m/100m/200m free, 50m/100m/200m fly
  • Kristof Rasovszky – 100m/200m/400m/800m/1500m free
  • Zalan Sarkany – 400m/800m/1500m free
  • Szebasztian Szabo – 50m/100m free, 50m back, 50m fly
  • Adam Telegdy – 50m/100m/200m back
  • David Verraszto – 200m/400m IM, 100m/200m fly
  • Gabor Zombori – 200m/400m IM, 100m back, 100m fly

Key Entries – Women

  • Katalin Burian – 50m/100m/200m back
  • Katinka Hosszu – 200m/400m IM, 100m fly
  • Boglarka Kapas – 200m/400m IM, 200m fly, 800m free
  • Viktoria Mihalyvari-Farkas – 800m/1500m free, 400m IM
  • Dora Molnar – 50m/100m/200m free, 200m back
  • Nikolett Padar – 50m/100m/200m/400m, 50m breast
  • Dalma Sebestyen – 200m/400m IM, 100m/200m fly, 50m breast

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8 days ago
12 days ago

Is this the only qualification event left? Or will there be more opportunities for swimmers missing here?

Reply to  Adrian
11 days ago

No it isn’t. Hungarian Swimming doesn’t really have qualification events. If you have one of the fastest two times during the qualifying period from any meet that’s under the A cut, you are most likely selected in that event.

12 days ago

No Kos? Or is he pre-qualified

Reply to  chickenlamp
12 days ago

He is swimming at the Pro Swim Series in San Antonio

Reply to  chickenlamp
12 days ago

He is.

Reply to  ooo
12 days ago

What’s the selection policy?

Reply to  etsan
12 days ago

two best times in each event, if there are more than two swimminers with a OQT. I believe there is time until June, Sette Colli.

Reply to  chickenlamp
12 days ago

He technically isn’t, but he might as well be, as there aren’t two other Hungarian male swimmers right now who can crack 1:54.1 and 53.1 in the 200 and 100 back (or even 1:57.8 in the 200 IM).

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