At 19, Milak is the youngest winner of the 200 butterfly since Phelps triumphed as an 18-year-old in 2003.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Hungarian teen Kristof Milak shattered Michael Phelps' 10-year-old world record in the 200 butterfly Wednesday and Adam Peaty took a third straight breaststroke double with a win in the 50 at the world championships in South Korea. Budapest-born Milak won gold in a time of 1:50.73, lopping 0.78 seconds off Phelps' 1:51.51 set in Rome in 2009 .At 19, Milak is the youngest winner of the 200 butterfly since Phelps triumphed as an 18-year-old in 2003, the second of the American great's five world titles in the event.Peaty shattered a record of his own Sunday, becoming the first swimmer to go under 57 seconds in the 100 breaststroke semifinals.World record-holder Pellegrini, who won her first 200 title a decade ago, hunted down Australian teen Ariarne Titmus over the closing 50 to claim gold in 1:54.22 .
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE