Hungarian swimmer Kristof Milak won the 200-metre butterfly at the World Swimming Championships on Wednesday, breaking Michael Phelps’ world record in the process.
The Hungarian Milak blew away the rest of the field in the second half of the race.
Eventually, Milak’s nearest competitor was Japan’s Daiya Seto, while Le Clos did enough to take third.
Phelps set his most recent world record at the 2009 world championships in Rome.
Phelps retired from swimming following the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Milak was crowned European champion a year ago, but the world record stands as his finest career achievement to date.
All eyes will be on the Hungarian on Friday, when he will be in action in the heats of the 100-metre butterfly event ahead of Saturday’s final.