Tokyo: World record holder Kristof Milak controlled to the Olympic men’s 200m butterfly gold decoration on Wednesday however whined a tear in his trunks cost him another worldwide imprint.
The 21-year-old Hungarian, who crushed Michael Phelps’ reality record in 2019, hit the stopping point in another Olympic record season of 1min 51.25sec.
It was over two seconds clear of second-set Tomoru Honda of Japan (1:53.73) and Italy’s Federico Burdisso (1:54.45).
In any case, Milak said his time might have been greatly improved if his trunks had not torn before the race, which he accepted expense him a different universe record.
“They split 10 minutes before I entered the pool and at that time I realized the world record was gone,” he said after the race, indignantly tossing the torn frocks at a table.
“I lost my concentration and realized I was unable to do it… yet, I am content with the gold decoration.”
Milak came into the race with an individual best almost two seconds in front of any other person, and winning gold had all the earmarks of being a simple convention.
He was consistently in control, turning at the midway imprint with an agreeable lead and speeding up to the divider with an overwhelming turn of speed.
London 2012 hero Chad le Clos of South Africa completed fifth in what is probably going to be his last Olympics.
Hungary’s Tamas Kenderesi was fourth, barely passing up a rehash of his bronze decoration execution at the 2016 Rio Olympics.