Gerasimenko’s 59.97 Overtakes Chupkov’s Russian Age Record For 100 Breast


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The winner of the men’s 100m breaststroke at this year’s World Junior Championships was 18-year-old Vladislav Gerasimenko. The teen clocked a gold medal-worthy effort of 59.97 to represent the only swimmer to dip under the 1:00 threshold in the final, holding off Americans Josh Matheny and Kevin Houseman who touched in times of 1:00.17 and 1:00.55, respectively.

For Gerasimeko, the teen was downgraded to bronze in this 100m breast event at this year’s European Junior Championships after having won both the 100m and 200m breast titles at the 2018 edition of the meet. Tonight’s upgrade to gold was consolation in itself, but the man also downed a notable Russian Age Record, rolling over Olympic medalist Anton Chupkov‘s previous mark.

Chupkov held the Russian 18&U Record at the 1:00.12 he produced at this same World Junior Championships meet back in 2015 in Singapore. In that swim, Chupkov logged splits of 28.74/31.38 to register the 1:00.12 in the heats. The Russian would go on to ultimately take gold in the final in a time of 1:00.19.

Tonight, Gerasimenko’s sub-minute outing was composed of 28.15/31.82, so the man was quicker on the front-end to overtake Chupkov’s Russian Age Record.

The teen also now checks-in as the 8th fastest Russian, all ages, in the men’s 100m breast.

Top Russian Performers All-Time in Men’s 100m Breast

58.96 Anton Chupkov RUS 8/3/2018 Glasgow
59.05 Kirill Prigoda RUS 7/23/2017 Budapest
59.48 Ilya Khomenko RUS 4/20/2018 Moscow
59.56 Vsevolod Zanko RUS 7/23/2017 Budapest
59.80 Kirill Strelnikov RUS 2013 World Champs 7/28/2013 Barcelona
59.87 Roman Sloudnov RUS 2008 Olympic Games 8/9/2008 Beijing
59.95 Oleg Kostin RUS 4/20/2018 Moscow
59.97 Vladislav Gerasimenko RUS 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2019 21/08/2019

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58.96 time from Chupkov was corrected to 59.06. The time from Glasgow final was all wrong, including that of Peaty.

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