BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s Christoph Milac broke his own world record in the men’s 200-meter butterfly at the World Swimming Championships on Tuesday, thrilling fans in his home country when the American swimmer picked up three more gold medal.
Mirak, 22, made Stunning swimming time 1 minute 50.34 seconds And won the first gold medal of the competition for Hungary.
“It hurts now, I can’t feel my leg,” said Mirak, who shaved 0.39 seconds off the record he set at the last Worlds. “I think I pushed a little hard in the first 100 meters, which is why it was painful at the end, but I really want this world record more than anything.”
Milac was 3.03 faster than Leon Marchand, who improved on the French record set in the semi-finals. Japan’s Tomo Honda finished third.
Marchand, 20, later set another national record with a time of 1:55.75 as he was fastest in the men’s 200 individual medley semifinal.
“Twice today was great!” Marchand said.
American swimmer Bobby Fink also set a national record of 7:39.36 as he won his first gold medal of the night with a red-hot finish in the men’s 800-meter freestyle.
Ukrainian swimmer Mykhailo Romanchuk looked to be heading for victory, but Finke, who entered the final 50 meters, passed Romanchuk and Germany in just 25.93 seconds. Florian Wellbrock, for the win.
“I just thought in my head, there’s only 50 left. It’s just 26 seconds of pain, and if I can win, it’s worth it. I’m going to get through the pain,” Fink said.
Third place Romanchuk was only 0.69 seconds behind.He almost didn’t make it to Budapest Later on about his father’s fight in Ukraine.
China’s Yang Junxuan won the women’s 200m freestyle in 1:54.92, ahead of Australia’s Molly O’Callaghan, who won her first individual medal in the world. Another Chinese swimmer, Tang Muhan, finished third.
Nick Fink then took advantage of Adam Pitty’s injury absence to win the men’s 50 breaststroke with an American record of 26.45 seconds, ahead of Italy’s Nicolo Martinenenghi and fellow American Michael Andrew.
“I didn’t see anything in the last five meters,” Fink said.
Fink later helped American teammates Hunter Armstrong, Tory Hesk and Claire Kuzan lead Australia and the Netherlands in the 4×100 medley relay to claim his second gold of the night.
It was America’s 10th gold medal in the world, and American swimmers also won 3 silvers and 9 bronzes.
Up-and-coming Romanian star David Popovic sets a junior world record in the men’s 100m freestyle semifinal – 47.13 seconds – although he regrets it Defending champion Caleb Dressel unexpectedly late.
It’s unclear what Dressel’s problems are and whether he’ll be able to compete in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly in the later stages of the world.
Another rising star, 15-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh, was the fastest in the women’s 200m butterfly semifinal with a junior world record of 2:05.79.
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