Hungary's Milak breaks Phelps' 200 butterfly world record

Submitted by Chantelle.Whittles on Wed, 07/24/2019 - 15:49
Kristof Milak

Gwangju, South Korea - Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak broke the men’s 200 metres butterfly world record on Wednesday to win gold at the world swimming championships.

Milak touched the wall in a time of 1:50.73 ahead of Japan’s Daiya Seto (1:53.86) and South Africa's Chad le Clos (1:54.15).

The 19-year-old’s new record broke American great Michael Phelps’ mark of 1:51.51 set at the world championships in 2009.

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