Teens Kristof Milak, Ajna Kesely Dominate at Hungarian Nationals

Kristof Milak. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Teenager Kristof Milak capped the 2018 Hungarian National Championships nearly as impressively as he started them.

After dominating the 200 fly with the sixth-fastest performance in history, Milak, 18, won the 100 fly in 51.50.

The time was well ahead of runner-up Laszlo Cseh, who has dominated this race in the past. It also was the the fourth-fastest time in the world this year. Jack Conger has the top time at 51.00.

What was also impressive about Milak’s final day is the fact that he swam a double. He also won the 50 back, winning in 25.23. This race was much closer as Bence Szentes finished in 25.25.

Milak wasn’t the only elite performer of the final night, either.

Csaba Szilagyi won the 50 breast in 27.05, which is the fifth-fastest in the world this year. Brazil’s Joao Gomez has the top time at 26.80.

In the women’s meet, another teen phenom was at the top of her game as 16-year-old Ajna Kesely won the 1500 free (16:33.97) and then came back and won the 200 free in 1:59.62.

Katalan Burian won the 50 back in 29.05 and Anna Sztankovics won the 50 breast in 31.65.

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    Brownish

    Milak swam a triple, also swam the 200 free, the fly was the last one.

Author: Daniel D'Addona

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Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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