In 2019, Kristof Milak broke Michael Phelps’ 200m butterfly world record before winning Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games.
Hungarian swimming champion Kristof Milakjudging “not be on the level“, will not participate in the World Swimming Championships scheduled for July 23 to 30 in Japan. “It is with a heavy heart that I made the decision (…) not to compete in the Fukuoka championships“, he announced in a press release published Wednesday on the Facebook page of his Budapest club. “I would have liked to continue my winning streak, but at the moment I am neither physically nor mentally at the level“, explained the athlete of 23 years.
In 2019, Kristof Milak shattered American star Michael Phelps’ 200m butterfly world record, before winning Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games two years later. A year ago, at the Budapest Worlds, he improved his record again, while also winning the 100m butterfly final. A performance that he repeated two months later at the European Swimming Championships in Rome.