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Swimming World Cup: Milak pulverizes the record of Phelps - Sport

The 19-year-old Hungarian wins over 200 meters of butterfly at the swimming world championship gold. Also the Brit Adam Peaty enteilt over 50 meters chest of the competition. Federica Pellegrini expands her record series.

Kristof Milak has broken the ten year old world record of US swimmer Michael Phelps over 200 meters butterfly. The only 19-year-old Hungarian beat on Wednesday at the World Cup in South Korean Gwangju after 1: 50.73 minutes, which was 78 hundredths of a second faster than Phelps 2009 in Rome. With his record Milak secured the gold medal ahead of the Japanese Diaya Seto and the South African Chade le Clos.

Over 50 meters of chest, Brit Adam Peaty swam fastest (26.06 seconds) and won gold. 0.6 seconds beat the Brazilian Felipe Lima. Bronze went to his compatriot Joao Gomes Junior (26.69).

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Italy's swimming icon Federica Pellegrini previously extended her record series over 200m freestyle. The 30-year-old secured the title in the final after 1: 54.22 minutes and thus her eighth World Cup medal in a row. Ten years after her first victory in Rome, the world record holder also won her sixth gold at World Championships.

"I'm too old for these emotions," the 2008 Olympic champion said immediately after the race, announcing that this was her last World Cup. However, Pellegrini had already claimed after their World Cup triumph in Budapest in 2017, over 200 m freestyle no longer want to go to the start.

Pellegrinis compatriot Gregorio Paltrinieri had previously achieved in the 800-m finale, which had actually made the retired in the lead Florian Wellbrock: The runner-up with the Italian open water season secured superior title and is the first man to win the World Championships medals both indoors and outdoors.

Actually, the German long-distance specialist and ten-kilometer world champion Florian Wellbrock also wanted to fight for the medals. The 21-year-old was, however, completely unexpected the day before as the 17th retired. The suspected Chinese doping Sun Yang, who had become over 200 and 400 meters freestyle world champion, finished sixth in the final race. Second was Henrik Christiansen from Norway, third from Frenchman David Aubry.

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