Chupkov Breaks Euro, Meet Records With 2nd Sub-2:07 Swim In History


After solidifying himself as the favorite yesterday in the semi-finals with a European and Championship record of 2:07.14, Russia’s Anton Chupkov backed it up tonight, breaking those records again winning the gold medal.

Chupkov clocked in at 2:06.96, the 2nd fastest swim in history and the 2nd-ever swim under the 2:07 barrier. His performance yesterday made him the 3rd fastest performer in history, and he now passes Japan’s Akihiro Yamaguchi (2:07.01) for #2 on the list. Also of note is his back-end speed, as his final 100 of 1:04.65 was almost 1.3 seconds faster than the next fastest (1:05.92). That came after he turned 7th at the halfway mark.

Japan won silver and bronze tonight, as Yasuhiro Koseki took silver in 2:07.29 and world record holder Ippei Watanabe nabbed bronze in 2:07.47.

Top Ten Performances Of All-Time – Men’s 200 Breast

Fastest Performances Ever
1 Ippei Watanabe 2:06.67
2 Anton Chupkov 2:06.96
3 Akihiro Yamaguchi 2:07.01
4 Anton Chupkov 2:07.14
5 Josh Prenot 2:07.17
6 Yasuhiro Koseki 2:07.18
7 Ippei Watanabe 2:07.22
8 Daniel Gyurta 2:07.23
9 Daniel Gyurta 2:07.28
10 Yasuhiro Koseki 2:07.29

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Ex Quaker

Open wide the 2:06 floodgates.


Soon we will see Peaty here..


Splitting a 31 on the final 50 is kind of freaky. No wonder he blew by everyone.

Russia has been good in the breaststroke historically.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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