Hungary’s Milák Sets World Record in Men’s 200 Butterfly
BUDAPEST, Hungary—Hungary’s Kristóf Milák set a world record in the men’s 200 butterfly at the swimming world championships on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Milák clocked 1 minute, 50.34 seconds to shave 0.39 seconds off the previous record he set at the last worlds in Gwangju, South Korea on July 24, 2019. Milák finished 3.03 seconds in […]
Figure Skater Nathan Chen Scores World Record
In a reversal of fortunes from the last Olympics—Team USA figure skater Nathan Chen takes a record-breaking victory. Scoring a world record, Chen performed his short program Tuesday in Beijing. The win gives him a major lead over rival Yuzuru Hanyu—in the quest for the gold medal.
German Couple Sets Christmas Tree Record
In the north-western German state of Lower Saxony, one family has taken “decorating the tree” to a whole new level ahead of the holidays. Instead of one, they’ve rounded up hundreds of Christmas trees—so many that the German Record Institute Monday presented them with a new world record certificate.
White Catfish Catch Shatters State, and Maybe, World Record
A white catfish caught in Connecticut last month has smashed a state record and could also be a world record for the species — though the evidence has been eaten. Ben Tomkunas, 25, caught the 21.3-pound (9.66-kilogram) fish late at night in Coventry on Aug. 21. It was longer than 3 feet (about a meter). […]
Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic Decathlon Champion, Dies at 86
LOS ANGELES—Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. No cause of death was announced. Johnson was among the world’s […]