Tuesday, August 3, 2021 16:15 PM (GMT+7)
(Sports news, Tokyo Olympics news) Michael Phelps’ 13-year record would have been broken further if the swimmer hadn’t had a costume problem.
Video of Hungary’s Kristof Milak winning the men’s 200m butterfly gold medal:
The record of 200m butterfly content for men of US legend Michael Phelps set 13 years ago (Olympic 2008) was broken by Hungarian swimmer Kristof Milak at the Tokyo Olympics, Japan.
Milak is even better than legend Michael Phelps in the 200m butterfly event for men
Milak currently holds the world record for a good start with the lead after the first 50m. However, Chad le Clos proved the ability of a veteran fisherman when he rose to No. 1 after 100m. It was not until the last meters of swimming that Kristof Milak broke out to finish first and won gold with a record of 1 minute 51 seconds 25.
Breaking the American legend’s Olympic record but unable to break his own world record, the Hungarian swimmer blamed the costume problem. As soon as he entered the water to warm up (about 10 minutes before the game time) this fisherman knew there was a problem with his outfit, which made him lose confidence.
In 2019, Milak set a world record in this content with a time of 1 minute 50 seconds 03, breaking the old record of 1 minute 51 seconds 51 of the legendary Michael Phelps.
Bringing Hungary the gold medal, but the 21-year-old fisherman was still upset, he said at the press conference: “I lost focus because of my swimming trunks so I didn’t get the best results. I used the backup suit but the problem I have a certain routine, rhythm and concentration. Anything that breaks those things affects my performance.”
The 21-year-old continued it: “I don’t swim to win a medal. I swim to beat my own record. My best performance in this event is currently a world record.”
Milak’s talent and confidence is what helps him to have many chances to secure victory. Before the final competition of 200m butterfly content on July 28, Federico Burdisso (Italy), who won bronze, commented: “It is simply impossible to surpass Milak”.
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