Hungary's Kristof Milak cruises to victory in the 200m butterfly

Baku, July 28, AZERTAC

Hungary's Kristof Milak won the 200m butterfly at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre and set an Olympic record time of 1:51.25, breaking Michael Phelps record of 1:52.03 set in Beijing 2008.

The current world record holder gained an earlier lead against South Africa's Chad le Clos in the first half of the race, but stayed ahead of the pack in the last lap to touch the wall first, followed by Japan's Honda Tomoru who took silver and Italy's Federico Burdisso, who placed third.

South Africa's most decorated Olympian Chad le Clos, the strong contender for this race, placed fourth. He last won gold in the event in London 2012 where he defeated Michael Phelps.

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