Milak Splits 1:44.86 Anchoring 4×200 Free Quartet To Hungarian Record of 7:07.67

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Kristof Milak: Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Kristof Milak followed up swimming the second-fastest 200 fly in history on Wednesday morning by anchoring the Hungarian 4×200 squad to a new national record of 7:07.67 with a split of 1:44.86 in Budapest.

Milak went 1:51.40 200 fly in Wednesday morning’s final at the Hungarian Nationals, a time bettered only by his own world record of 1:50.73 set at the 2019 worlds which had followed 22.19 in the 50 free.

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In the opening event on Wednesday evening, the 21-year-old took part in a 4×200 time trial which ended with another entry in the history books.

Splits:
1:48.79 ( 1:48.79) Gabor Zombori
3:35.46 ( 1:46.67) Nandor Németh 
5:22.81 ( 1:47.35) Balazs Holló 
7:07.67 ( 1:44.86) Kristof Milák 

With the championships mirroring the Tokyo schedule of evening heats and morning finals, Zombori and Milak returned immediately to the water with the former heading the 400 free qualification in 3:53.76 and Milak through in eighth after clocking 3:56.65.

Milak then qualified second in the 50 fly in 23.87 behind Szebasztian Szabo who stopped the clock at 23.42.

Hubert Kos

Hubert Kos: Photo Courtesy: musz.hu

Hungarian swimming is certainly enjoying the promise of youth at the moment that augurs well for Tokyo and beyond.

Hubert Kos – who will turn 18 on Sunday – swam the second-fastest 200IM of 2021 when he headed the qualifiers in 1:57.58.

Splits: 24.58/53.37/1:28.75/1:57.58

Only world silver medallist Jeremy Desplanches has gone quicker this year with 1:57.50 in Marseille last weekend.

Laszlo Cseh, winner of two Olympic medals in this event, was fifth through in 2:02.73.

Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu was fastest in the women’s equivalent in 2:12.69.

Beatrix Bordas headed the women’s 50 fly in 26.89, Bettina Fabian led the way int he 400fr in 4:10.69 ahead of European silver medallist Ajna Kesely (4:12.16).


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