- Two of Michael Felix's three world records were broken this week.
- Kristof Milak of Hungary broke Phelps '200-meter butterfly record on Wednesday, and American swimmer Caeleb Dressel broke Phelps' 100-meter butterfly record on Friday.
- Phelps took a friendly approach on both occasions, admitting that he was frustrated that his records were declining, but congratulated both swimmers on their achievements.
- More stories can be found on the homepage of Business Insider Records falling within days.
On Wednesday, 19-year-old Hungarian swimmer Kristof Milak broke the Phelps 18-year world record with the 200-meter butterfly. Milak scored 1 minute and 50.37 seconds in the FINA World Championship, setting Phelps' previous record of 1: 51.51.
On Friday, American swimmer Caeleb Dressel topped Phelps' 10-year record at the World Cup in the 100-meter butterfly, which recorded a time of 49.50 and Phelps's previous record of 49.82 suggested.
Phelps was friendly with the news in both cases.
"As frustrated as I am to see this record I could not be happier to see how he did it," Phelps told the New York Times after Milak's race. "The last 100 years of this kid have been amazing, he has put together 200 great flies from beginning to end."
Phelps also congratulated Milak on Instagram.
According to The Times & # 39; Karen Crouse, Milak earlier studied the races of Phelps and was looking for ways to improve his shape at the butterfly.
Phelps also graciously set Dressel's World Record on Friday and released an Instagram for the 22-year-old swimmer.
] Dressel responded to Phelps' Instagram and wrote, "I appreciate you and what you have done for us."
Dressel has become one of the largest butterfly swimmers in history. According to Swim Swam, he holds six of the ten best times of the 100-meter butterfly.
According to Nick Zaccardi of NBC Phelps has only one world record – the 400-meter IM.
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