Arena Renews Contract with Olympic Champion Kristof Milak

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Arena Renews Contract with Olympic Champion Kristof Milak

Arena this week announced it has renewed its partnership with Hungarian Olympic champion Kristof Milak. The deal runs through 2024, covering the next Olympics in Paris.

Milak has been on the global stage since the 2017 World Championships, when he won silver in the men’s 100 butterfly in Budapest. That swim came on the heels of four gold medals and a bronze at the 2017 World Junior Championships, which included a world junior record in the men’s 200 fly.

He solidified his claim as the first butterfly favorite in the post-Michael Phelps era with a slew of continental medals. He took down Phelps’ 10-year-old world record in the 200 fly at the 2019 World Championships.

All that potential came to fruition for the 21-year-old at the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2021. He dominated the men’s 200 fly in an Olympic record of 1:51.25. He holds the four fastest times in history in that event. Milak added silver in the 100 fly, taking down the European record of Milorad Cavic that had stood since 2009 with a time of 49.68. Only Caeleb Dressel’s world record denied him gold in one of the best races of the Games.

“I’m happy and feel privileged to extend my contract with such a great international brand,” Milak said in a press release. “During our contract renewal discussions, I felt that we are completely on the same page, and have the same vision about our collaboration and common future.”

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