WR Holder Chupkov Rips 2:07.32 200 Breast At Russian Championships

2020 RUSSIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

23-year-old Anton Chupkov already impressed here in Kazan at these 2020 Russian Swimming Championships, snagging a new national record in the men’s 100m breaststroke. Chupkov snared a time of 58.83 to get under the 59-second threshold for just the 2nd time ever.

Flash forward to tonight and Chupkov brought the heat in his specialty 200m breast, the event in which he currently owns the World Record with the 2:06.12 he unleashed at the 2019 FINA World Championships.

Today in Kazan, after playing it cool with a morning swim of 2:10.15 in the heats to claim lane 4, the Olympic medalist scorched the field with a mark of 2:07.32 to win by nearly 3 seconds. Splitting 1:02.56/1:04.76, Chupkov raced his way to a performance that sits just outside the top 25 ever.

As fast as Chupkov was tonight, he remains #2 in the world, sitting behind 19-year-old Shoma Sato of Japan. Sato threw down a monster personal best of 2:07.02 earlier this month to become the world’s 5th fastest performer all-time.

2020-2021 LCM Men 200 Breast

ShomaJPN
Sato
10/04
2:07.02
2Anton
Chupkov
RUS2:07.3210/28
3Kirill
Prigoda
RUS2:07.8510/03
4Cho
Sungjae
KOR2:08.5911/17
5Ippei
Watanabe
JPN2:08.6911/08
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PFA
30 days ago

#2 time in the world so far this year

Khachaturian
30 days ago

Another day, another good swim time somewhere around the world in the 200 breast.

leisurely1:29
Reply to  Khachaturian
30 days ago

and it’s ALWAYS the 200 breast!

Hswimmer
30 days ago

Nice

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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