Kristof Milak Soars to 100 Fly Gold and New Championship Record


Hungary’s Kristof Milak has done it again! The young Hungarian delivered a scorching 51.08 to lower the championship record of 52.23, set by Russia’s Andrei Minakov earlier in the meet. Milak holds the World Junior Record at a 50.62 from the 2017 FINA World Championships.

Throughout the summer months Milak lowered the World Junior Record (WJR) from a 51.26, set by Li Zhuaho of China at the 2016 Rio Games, before settling at a 50.62. His efforts earned him the silver medal at the 2017 FINA World Championships.

The Russian duo of Egor Kuimov and Minakov rounded out the podium with times of 51.16 and 51.84.

Japan’s Shinnosuke Ishikawa took fourth overall with a time of 52.84, followed by Estonia’s Kregor Zirk’s 52.99.

Germany’s Jan Eric Friese (53.13), Australia’s Jordan Brunt (53.26), and Turkey’s Umitcan Gures (53.91) rounded out the top eight athletes.