Michael Phelps hails ‘incredible’ Kristof Milak after losing world record

first_imgLe Clos, who famously beat Phelps in the 2012 London Olympic final, shrugged: “Kristof is in another league — he’s a hell of a lot faster than all of us.”  Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 25th July, 2019 16:31 IST Michael Phelps Hails ‘incredible’ Kristof Milak After Losing World Record Michael Phelps paid tribute to Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak’s “beautiful technique” after he took down the American legend’s long-standing 200 meters butterfly record at the world championships in South Korea. The 19-year-old Milak sliced a whopping 0.78 seconds off Phelps’s previous world best, which was achieved during the bodysuit era, after flirting with the record for much of the past season. Press Trust Of India “It happened because there was a kid who wanted to do it, who dreamed of doing it, who figured out what it would take to do it. (He) worked on his technique until it was beautiful and put in the really, really hard work that it takes to do it — my hat’s off to him,” said Phelps, who had a special fondness for the 200m fly. READ | ‘Too Much Gold In One Picture’: Twitterati Reacts On Seeing Olympic Legend Michael Phelps At Feroz Shah KotlaMilak became the first said Phelps, who had a special fondness for the 200m fly. swimmer to go under 1:51 minutes, while his winning margin was, remarkably, more than three seconds as Japan’s Daiya Seto finished a distant second and the South African Chad le Clos third. “As frustrated as I am to see that record go down, I couldn’t be happier to see how he did it. That kid’s last 100 was incredible. He put together a great 200 fly from start to finish,”  said Phelps 1 year ago Ashes: Ben Stokes the ‘real heartbeat’ of England team, says Ricky Ponting, making a big comparison Michael Phelps paid tribute to Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak’s “beautiful technique” after he took down the American legend’s long-standing 200 meters butterfly record at the world championships in South Korea.Phelps described Milak’s time of one minute, 50.73 seconds in Gwangju as “incredible”, although he admitted his astonishment was tinged with sadness at losing a world record which had stood since 2009. 1 year ago Jonty Rhodes applies for Team India fielding coach, multifaceted romance with India continuescenter_img First Published: 25th July, 2019 15:36 IST Milak said he was “honoured” to break a world record held by Phelps, who he had worshipped growing up and watched videos of to polish his technique. WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW US LIVE TV 1 year ago Team India jersey sponsor to change; Oppo, Byju’s and BCCI in tripartite agreement READ |  “I Questioned Whether Or Not I Wanted To Be Alive Anymore”: Greatest Ever Olympian Michael Phelps Reveals He Struggled With Depression “I wasn’t expecting to break the record,” he admitted. “But if you put in the hard work, good things happen and I was ready. I just tried to block everything out and find a good rhythmlast_img read more

Whos Who of Doctor Who New Companion Tosin Cole

first_img Unless you’re a fan of British teen soap operas, or an eagle-eyed Star Wars: The Force Awakens viewer, you probably don’t recognize Tosin Cole.Best known for his roles in The Cut, EastEnders: E20, and Hollyoaks (said British teen soap operas), Cole is one of three new companions set to travel through all of space and time with the Thirteenth Doctor.Playing Ryan to Bradley Walsh’s Graham and Mandip Gill’s Yasmin, the 25-year-old self-proclaimed sneakerhead entered showbiz less than a decade ago.With a few stage credits—including modern Julius Caesar retelling Wasted!—under his belt, Cole in 2010 made his screen debut in BBC series The Cut. And later secured the role of Sol Levi in EastEnders: E20, a Web-based spin-off of the Beeb’s popular London-set soap.Tosin Cole (and his adorable face) will join the Thirteenth Doctor in the TARDIS next year (via BBC)Working his way up (er … down?) the ladder, Cole was cast as Hollyoaks regular Neil Cooper from 2011-12. During his 84-episode stint on the Channel 4 teen drama, the English actor shared nine episodes with future Doctor Who colleague Gill (who played Phoebe McQueen between for three years).A few neglected movie and TV appearances and a bit part (as Red Four) in 2015’s highest-grossing film later, Cole has landed the gig of a lifetime (albeit short lifetime).In a surprise announcement last week, the BBC revealed its latest stars, thrusting relative unknowns Cole and Gill into the spotlight.Cole as Sol in “EastEnders: E20” (via BBC)“I’m grateful and excited to be a part of this journey with the team,” Cole said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to jumping in this Doctor Who universe.”Only 13 when the classic sci-fi show was resurrected by Russell T. Davies in 2005, Cole has shown no previous interest in or knowledge of the Whoniverse. Then again, neither did Pearl Mackie, whose tour de force as Twelfth Doctor companion Bill Potts still gives me chills.Newcomers Cole and Gill can expect to be at the center of media scrutiny over the next nine months, leading up to Doctor Who‘s full return in autumn 2018.Keep an eye on Geek for more on the new cast (including Sharon D. Clarke in a mysterious recurring role) and upcoming season (which has landed director Jamie Childs). HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more