2018 Youth Olympic Games (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Minakov won gold in the 100 fly (51.12), breaking the Russian record owned by Egor Kuimov (51.16).
2019 World Championships (Gwangju, South Korea)
Minakov earned a silver medal in the 100 fly, clocking a national record 50.83, besting the mark he set in the event semifinals (50.94). Minakov finished second behind American Caeleb Dressel (49.66).
Minakov was a member of the 400 medley relay team that set a national record (3:28.81) en route to a bronze medal. Minakov swam the third leg in 50.54. Evgeny Rylov (52.57), Kirill Prigoda (58.68) and Vlad Morozov (47.02) rounded out the lineup. The Russians finished third behind Great Britain and the United States.
2019 World Junior Championships (Budapest, Hungary)
Minakov started his championships in the 400 free relay, where he had a 47.82 to help Russia earn silver behind the USA.
On day 2, Minakov swam fly on Russia’s mixed 400 medley relay, splitting 51.66 to help Russia earn another silver behind the US.
On day 3, Minakov earned his first gold medal of the championships, touching first in the 100 fly with a time of 51.25. Later in the session, Minakov swam 2nd on Russia’s mixed 400 free relay, once again splitting a 48.21, helping Russia to it’s 3rd relay silver in as many days.
Minakov touched for 1st once again in the 100 free on the final day of competition, earning gold in a time of 48.73. He finished off his program in the 4×100 medley relay, where he helped power Russia to it’s first relay gold of the meet, splitting 50.93 on the butterfly leg.