2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
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2016 Olympic bronze medalist Anton Chupkov had the 3rd slowest opening 100 of all semi-finalists in the men’s 200 breast, but came home unbelievably. Chupkov closed in 1:04.3, including a 31.87 final 50, to win the second semi-final in a time of 2:07.14.
That swim breaks Daniel Gyurta‘s European and championship records (from 2013) of 2:07.23, lowers his own Russian record of 2:07.46, and moves him into #3 on the all-time top performers and performances list. Previous to tonight, he wasn’t even a top-ten all-time performer, which speaks to how many men have been in the 2:07-range over the years.
Following Chupkov in qualifying was world record holder Ippei Watanabe (2:07.44), Great Britain’s Ross Murdoch (2:07.72) and Watanabe’s Japanese countryman Yasuhiro Koseki (2:07.80).
Chupkov is now the favorite for gold tomorrow night, and will look for his first World Championship medal.
Top 10 All-Time Performances – Men’s 200 Breast