Hungarian swimmer Milak breaks his own world record and doubles gold for the United States

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Hungarian Kristof Milak broke his own world record by winning the men’s 200m butterfly at the World Championships on Tuesday, claiming gold in 1:50.34, while the United States won three golds .

Olympic champion Milak broke the record he set at the 2019 world championships in Gwangju by 0.39 seconds and finished 3.03 seconds ahead of silver medalist Leon Marchand of France. The 22-year-old Milak delighted the home crowd with Hungary’s first gold medal at these championships.

“It was a fantastic feeling. As soon as I entered the starting area, I didn’t hear or see anything. It was like being in a dream. I waited three years to swim a personal best and that happened,” he said. said. Bobby Finke of the United States won the men’s 800m freestyle with a late electric flurry to finish ahead of Germany’s Florian Wellbrock and Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk.

Finke’s win was a boost for Team USA after Olympic and world 100m freestyle champion Caeleb Dressel withdrew from the semifinals of the event due to medical reasons. Finke, who was fourth for most of the race and still trailing three swimmers at the final turn, posted a personal best 7:39.36.

As he did in Tokyo, Finke timed his run to perfection, delivering a stunning final 50m in 25.93 seconds to edge ahead of his European rivals. “I knew I had to stick with them and stick with what I’m good at, finishing. I knew the 50m length was going to hurt, but it was worth it,” Finke said.

Nic Fink gave the United States a second victory, winning the 50m breaststroke in 26.45, three hundredths of a second ahead of Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi with fellow American Michael Andrew taking bronze. Dressel’s loss means he will miss a scheduled 100m freestyle showdown with young Romanian talent David Popovici, who won the 200m freestyle on Monday.

Dressel missed the 4x100m mixed medley race but her team easily won gold, leading from the front with Hunter Armstrong leading in the backstroke before Fink extended the lead in the breaststroke. Torri Huske in the butterfly and Claire Curzan in the freestyle held on to the lead with some comfort, finishing 02.55 seconds ahead of the Australians, with the Netherlands taking bronze, narrowly beating Olympic champions Great Britain In title.

China’s Yang Junxuan won the women’s 200m freestyle in 1:54.92, beating 18-year-old Australian Mollie O’Callaghan, who took silver at 0.30. The Chinese had two medals to celebrate, Muhan Tang winning bronze ahead of Britain’s Freya Anderson.

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