Kristof Milak Shatters Michael Phelps’ 200m Butterfly World Record; Twitter Bows Down to ‘New Prince’ of Swimming
Kristof Milak (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Teenage sensation Kristof Milak wrote his name into record books after smashing through Michael Phelps’ 10-year-long world record in the 200m Butterfly event to win the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju on Wednesday. Milak, 19, raced to a gold medal in the men’s 200m Butterfly race clocking 1:50.73, which was over a second less than what Phelps had set in 2009. The youngster’s achievements were soon all over media and social media responded with praises and congratulatory messages for this young kid. Kristof Milak Smashes Michael Phelps’ 200m Butterfly Record to Win World Swimming Championships.

“It's a tremendous honour to beat such a great record," said the youngster from Hungary, who has already set his sights on the Tokyo Olympics. “Everyone will try to catch me, but I will be ready,” Milak was quoted as saying by news agency AFP.

Kristof Milak Shatters Michael Phelps' World Record

Phelps, who announced his retirement from swimming after the 2016 Olympics, holds the record for most Olympic medals. He has won a total of 28 medals at the international multi-sports event, 13 of which were gold in individual events. Phelps has set the record of 1:51.51 in the 200m Butterfly race in 2009. The American legend, however, holds the feat of breaking a swimming world record at the age of 15.

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Meanwhile, Daiya Seto of Japan and South Africa’s Chad le Clos finished with silver and bronze medals respectively. Milka also holds the record 100m Butterfly race. He set the record in 2017 when he clinched a sliver.