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Swimming: Seto takes silver as Hungary's Milak smashes 200 fly record

Daiya Seto takes silver in the men's 200 meter butterfly at the world swimming championships on July 24, 2019, finishing behind new world record holder Kristof Milak of Hungary. (Kyodo)

GWANGJU, South Korea (Kyodo) -- Japan's Daiya Seto took silver in the men's 200 meter butterfly at the world swimming championships on Wednesday, finishing behind new world record holder Kristof Milak of Hungary.

Nineteen-year-old Milak touched the wall at the Nambu University aquatics center in 1 minute 50.73 seconds, slashing 0.78 second from Michael Phelps' 10-year-old world record.

Seto, a 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games medal hopeful, came home strong to finish in 1:53.86, beating South Africa's Chad le Clos to the silver by 0.29 second.

The 25-year-old Seto, who set a new 200 fly short course world record in December, trailed le Clos into the final turn but powered through the last 50 meters to edge out the South African.

Seto the same night qualified for the men's 200 individual medley final, finishing the semifinals third-fastest with a time of 1:57.10.

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