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

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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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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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