WR Holder Kristof Milak Posts 1:55 200 Fly On Day 2 Of 4 Nations Meet

4 NATIONS MEET

20-year-old world record holder Kristof Milak was back in action on day 2 of the 4 Nations Meet taking place in his home country of Hungary. After snagging 100m fly gold last night in a time of 51.14, the 4th fastest time of his career, Milak doubled up with a 200m fly victory in a speedy 1:55.01.

Splitting 53.28/1:01.73, Milak beat out teammate and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Tamas Kenderesi in tonight’s race. Kenderesi clocked a silver medal-0worhty effort of 1:58.19 to just out-touch Czech racer Sebastian Lunak, who rounded out the top 3 in 1:58.35.

Milak established the new men’s 200m fly world record en route to gold at last year’s FINA World Aquatic Championships in Gwangju. His winning time of 1:50.73 downed a legendary record held by American Michael Phelps of 1:51.51 that had been on the books since 2009.

Milak’s 1:55.01 time this evening would have rendered the Hungarian as the 6th place finisher in that Gwangju race.

Milak raced at the FFBN Open in February of this year, pre-coronavirus pandemic, where he produced a time of 1:59.03. Prior to that, the man put up a mark of 1:53.75 at the FINA World Cup in November, a time which situates him as the 2nd fastest man in the world in the current world rankings, behind short course world record holder Daiya Seto of Japan.

2019-2020 LCM MEN 200 FLY

DaiyaJPN
Seto
01/18
1:52.53
2Kristof
Milak
HUN1:53.7511/21
3Federico
Burdisso
ITA1:54.8308/12
4Tamas
Kenderesi
HUN1:55.1701/14
5Nao
Horomura
JPN1:55.2508/03
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A full day 2 recap will be published shortly.

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octopus
1 year ago

Women 400 free Késely Ajna 4:10.31 ; 200 Fly: Kapás Boglárka 2:08.62 100 back: Burián Katalin 1:00.69

PFA
1 year ago

Behind Seto I believe Milak has the second fastest time in the world this year

Mr Piano
1 year ago

My bad lol

Hank Monroe
1 year ago

A respectable swim considering the circumstances.

GrameziPT
1 year ago

He needs to refocus and get the same desire for excellence in the 200 butterfly again. Otherwise he is definetly gonna be beat by Seto and maybe Urlando

Ryan
Reply to  GrameziPT
1 year ago

Not Urlando but maybe Seto. I see Seto going around 1:52.0 which I can see Milak going slower than if he has a bad race.

octopus
Reply to  GrameziPT
1 year ago

Milak swam multiple events so his 200 fly should not be taken as his present best effort

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