Anton Chupkov Challenges World Junior Record in 100 Breast Win at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

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Photo Courtesy: Singapore Swimming Federation

Russia’s Anton Chupkov powered his way to victory in a World Junior record time in the men’s 100-meter breast at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Chupkov, who set the World Junior record with a 1:00.12 during prelims yesterday, raced his way to the top of the podium tonight in 1:00.19.

USA’s Reece Whitley turned in a second-place time of 1:01.00 as he was unable to keep up the pace Chupkov had ahead of him.

Lithuania’s Andrius Sidlauskas rounded out the podium with a third-place time of 1:01.26.

USA’s Michael Andrew, swimming a Katinka Hosszu-like schedule tonight, could not handle the top three swimmers as he faded off the podium with a fourth-place time of 1:01.52.

Andrew entered the meet just behind Chupkov in terms of seeds, 1:00.65 to 1:00.68, but took on such a daunting schedule he was unable to compete in the finale tonight.

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Great Britain’s Charlie Attwood tied Australia’s Matthew Wilson for fifth with matching 1:01.69s.

Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi (1:02.08) and Belgium’s Basten Caerts (1:02.37) closed out the finale.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Men’s 100 back finals
  • Women’s 200 fly finals
  • Men’s 200 free finals
  • Women’s 50 breast finals
  • Men’s 100 fly semis
  • Women’s 100 free semis
  • Men’s 100 breast finals
  • Women’s 100 back finals
  • Men’s 200 IM finals
  • Women’s 800 free finals
  • Mixed 400 medley relay finals

1 comment

  1. Joseph Sill

    I know Michael Andrew will work even harder to beat him