Hungarian swimmer Kristof Milak did not let a rip in his trunks tear him away from an Olympic gold medal. However he mentioned it did value him a world file.
“They cut up 10 minutes earlier than I entered the pool,” he mentioned, per the BBC, “and in that second I knew the world file was gone. I misplaced my focus and knew I could not do it.”
Milak had been on the point of compete within the 200-meter butterfly closing on the Tokyo Games on July 28 when the wardrobe malfunction occurred. After becoming a brand new swimsuit, the 21-year-old athlete gained the occasion, even topping Michael Phelps‘ Olympic file of 1:52.03 from the 2008 Video games with a time of 1:51.25. Nevertheless it was his time of 1:50:73—a world file he set on the 2019 World Aquatics Championships that had been beforehand held by Phelps with a time of 1:51:51—that he was actually making an attempt to beat.
“It was an issue for me,” he mentioned, per the BBC. “I’ve a routine, a rhythm, a spotlight. This broke my focus and that downside impacted my time.”