As we reported, Kristóf Milák delivered the sensation of the FINA World Championships by breaking Michael Phelps world record in the 200m butterfly event. His incredible merit made him a world champion at only 19 years and also the star of international press. Check out the iconic moment!
After the success, Phelps commented the following to The New York Times: “As frustrated as I am to see that record go down, I couldn’t be happier to see how he did it. That kid’s last 100 was incredible. He put together a great 200 fly from start to finish.”
He said he did not think the 200 butterfly mark would fall so quickly. “It happened because there was a kid who wanted to do it, who dreamed of doing it, who figured out what it would take to do it, who worked on his technique until it was beautiful and who put in the really, really hard work that it takes to do it,”
“My hat’s off to him.”