Stubblety-Cook Scorches 2:06.28 200 Breast Aussie Record, 0.16 Off Chupkov’s WR

2021 SWIMMING AUSTRALIA OLYMPIC TRIALS

During the 4th day of the 2021 Australian Olympic Swimming Trials, Zac Stubblety-Cook rattled off a 2:06.28 200 breaststroke which is a new Australian, Commonwealth, and All Comer record. The swim from Stubblety-Cook makes him the second-fastest 200 breaststroker in history and gets him within 0.16 seconds of the current world record held by Russian’s Anton Chupkov at a 2:06.12.

Split Comparison:

Stubblety-Cook 2021 Chupkov 2019
50 29.40 29.73
100 1:01.73 (32.33) 1:02.22 (32.49)
150 1:34.24 (32.51) 1:34.23 (32.01)
100 2:06.28 (32.04) 2:06.12 (31.89)

While he was just off the world record, Stubblety-Cook got under Matthew Wilson‘s Australian and Commonwealth record of 2:06.67. Wilson posted that time at the 2019 World Swimming Championships which tied Ippei Watanabe‘s then-world record. Wilson’s record stood for only 1 day as Anton Chupkov lowered it the next day to a 2:06.12.

The swim is a solid improvement from his former PB in the event of 2:07.36 from the 2019 World Championships. He jumps up a number of spots in the world ranking and now sits in the #2 spot worldwide in history and is now one of 6 men to crack the 2:07 mark.

All-Time Men’s Long Course 200 Breaststroke Rankings

  1. Anton Chupkov – 2:06.12 (2019)
  2. Zac Stubblety-Cook – 2:06.28 (2021)
  3. Shoma Sato – 2:06.40 (2021)
  4. Ippei Watanabe / Matthew Wilson – 2:06.67 (2017 / 2019)
  5. Arno Kamminga – 2:06.85 (2020)
  6. Akihiro Yamaguchi – 2:07.01 (2012)
  7. Josh Prenot – 2:07.17 (2016)

In the world rankings for 2020-2021, Stubblety-Cook has taken over Shoma Sato‘s leading spot heading in the summer.

2020-2021 LCM Men 200 Breast

2Shoma
Sato
JPN2:06.4004/07
3Arno
Kamminga
NED2:06.8512/04
4Anton
Chupkov
RUS2:06.9905/20
5Ippei
Watanabe
JPN2:07.0812/06
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Stubbletly-Cook’s swim gave him a spot on his first-ever Olympic squad as he undercut the 2:08.28 qualifying time by exactly 2 seconds. Swimming next to him, former world record holder Matthew Wilson swam a 2:08.52 for second place which was just over the qualifying standard. Daniel Cave rounded out the top 3 with a 2:09.62.

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Justhereforfun
3 months ago

Wow what really stood out to me was HOW he swam that 2:06.2, he used a similar strategy as Chupkov and almost matched him on the last 50. All these different ways of swimming the 2breast are making it exciting!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Justhereforfun
3 months ago

Fabulous time & swim . They are rocking deep down Under on many levels this year . Great for them & the Olympics

Michael Andrew Wilson
3 months ago

👀👀👀

Troyy
3 months ago

His PB was 2:07.00 from the Sydney Open last month.

R&R
3 months ago

Softest WR on the books. Or, maybe, strongest field of challengers.

maybe?
Reply to  R&R
3 months ago

Definitely the second option

ERVINFORTHEWIN
3 months ago

The Us guys better be on the A Game this week …the field is unbelievable . I am sure they will deliver special swims as well .

Skoorbnagol
3 months ago

This is hard to watch with Australian commentary, it’s all geared for wilson and when he misses it you can see then pain on his face. The last 25m was like watching Carson Foster fall apartment on the 400IM only Wilson gets reeled in by the qualification line.
Great swim by Cook tho!

Megbert
3 months ago

The final in Toyko is gonna be insane.

Megbert
3 months ago

Chupkov going 2:05 in Toyko.