Anton Chupkov Breaks Two Records During Prelims at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

(140818) -- Nanjing, Aug 18,2014 (Xinhua) -- Gold medalist Anton Chupkov of Russian Federation celebrates after the final of Men's 100m Breaststroke of Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China?s Jiangsu Province, on August 18, 2014. (Xinhua/Chen Yehua) (lyq)
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Anton Chupkov of Russia succeeded in lowering his own World Junior record and setting a new Championship Record in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke during prelims after posting a time of 1:00.12 This replaces his World Junior record of 1:00.84 from 2014, as well as, Ilya Khomenko’s meet record of 1:00.88 from 2013.

Reece Whitley of the USA claimed the second-place seed with a time of 1:01.48, adding slightly to his time of 1:01.06 that he posted earlier this summer at the US National Championships. Teammate Michael Andrew joins him at third with a qualifying time of 1:01.54.

Australia’s Matthew Wilson was a close fourth, turning in a time of 1:01.55 from heat seven.

Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi finished fifth overall in prelims with a qualifying time of 1:01.90, making him the last qualifier under the 1:02 mark.

Charlie Attwood of Great Britain turned in a 1:02.06 to earn the sixth-place seed, while Australia’s Grayson Bell finished seventh overall with a time of 1:02.33. Lithuania’s Andrius Sidlauskas joins them in the top eight with a time of 1:02.40.

Japan’s Ippei Miyamoto (1:02.77), China’s Shen Hao (1:02.92), Russia’s Egor Suchkov (1:03.00), China’s Liu Yunsong (1:03.03), Belgium’s Basten Caerts (1:03.05), Poland’s Jacek Arentewicz (1:03.10), Austria’s Christopher Rothbauer (1:03.30), and Canada’s Warren Mayer (1:03.55) round out the top sixteen finishers.