Anton Chupkov Lowers Russian Record In 200 Breast At Mare Nostrum

2017 MARE NOSTRUM TOUR – CANET

During the final session of the Mare Nostrum tour, among some great female performances from Sarah Sjostrom and Yuliya Efimova, Russia’s Anton Chupkov had a great swim of his own with a dominant win in the men’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:07.46.

Chupkov’s swim lowers his own Russian Record of 2:07.70, set at the 2016 Olympic Games where he won bronze. Chupkov also moves into a tie for 10th on the all-time top performer list, tying the man who won gold in Rio, Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan, at 2:07.46.

Here’s a look at the top 10 all-time performers in the men’s 200 breaststroke:

  1. Ippei Watanabe, 2:06.67, 2017
  2. Akihiro Yamaguchi, 2:07.01, 2012
  3. Josh Prenot, 2:07.17, 2016
  4. Yasuhiro Koseki, 2:07.18, 2017
  5. Daniel Gyurta, 2:07.23, 2013
  6. Ross Murdoch, 2:07.30, 2014
  7. Christian Sprenger, 2:07.31, 2009
  8. Eric Shanteau, 2:07.42, 2009
  9. Michael Jamieson, 2:07.43, 2012
  10. Dmitriy Balandin, 2:07.46*, 2016
  11. Anton Chupkov, 2:07.46*, 2017

Chupkov improves his 4th ranked 2:08.03 from Russian Nationals in April, moving past Sweden’s Erik Persson for 3rd in the world this year.

In the race, Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki, the 4th fastest performer of all-time with his 2:07.18 from April, took 2nd in 2:10.94 and Persson was 3rd in 2:11.47.

This event is relatively wide open heading into the World Championships, just as it was heading into Rio. Ippei Watanabe of Japan, who broke the world record earlier this year, has to be considered the favorite, but must prove that he can do it on the big stage. Koseki, Chupkov, Persson and Balandin will all be in the mix, as will the two American representatives which will be determined at their upcoming World Trials at the end of the month.

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3 Comments on "Anton Chupkov Lowers Russian Record In 200 Breast At Mare Nostrum"

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CRazy that the top ten all time is all separated by .8 and have basically all been swum in the last few years

FightingIrish

some consistent performers at that level and some one offs like murdoch/yamaguchi

ERVINFORTHEWIN

Its about time Prenot blasts a 2.06 something in a few days …..

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James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times - SCM (LCM) 50 FR - 24.56 (25.12) 100 FR - 53.58 (56.70) 200 FR - 1:56.07 (2:04.29) 1500 …

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