Anton Chupkov On 2:07.7 200 Breast & Campbell Posts 52.7 For 44th Sub-53sec 100 Free

Anton Chupkov, the king of the 200 breast, swam a 2:07.7 in front of a home-Russian crowd in Kazan. Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

World Cup, Kazan

Russia’s Anton Chupkov has seemed to master the 200 breaststroke the last few years since winning the world title in 2017.

He had the fastest time in the world in 2018 and nearly broke the world record at the European Championships.

He broke that world record this summer at the World Championships in the fastest field ever assembled in the 200 breast, swimming a 2:06.1 in Gwangju this summer, nearly becoming the first man to swim the 200 breast in under 2:06.

Chupkov continued that dominance at the FINA World Cup in Kazan on Sunday with a 2:07.71 to win the final by two seconds over Arno Kamminga (2:09.26) of the Netherlands and Yasuhiro Koseki (2:09.40) of Japan. The Russian has five of the eleven fastest times ever in the 200 breast LCM and he gave the Russian fans in attendance a show in his pet event.

Like basketball star Russell Westbrook is to triple doubles, Cate Campbell is to 52’s in the 100 free. The Australian swam a 52.76 in the 100 free final in winning ahead of Sweden’s Michelle Coleman (53.04) and sister Bronte Campbell (53.08).

Cate Campbell: 44 sub 53s and counting …

Cate Campbell - the money is nothing to turn your nose up at - Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr (Swimming Australia)

Cate Campbell – the money is nothing to turn your nose up at – Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr (Swimming Australia)

Campbell, her immense consistency in the 100 free second to none, has a record 44 swims under 53 seconds in the past six years, confirm the State Of Swimming (S.O.S) World Rankings run by Swimming World Editor Craig Lord. The count includes 10 this year alone. Her career high is the 52.03 she clocked at 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, when Olympic champion Simone Manuel, USA, took silver in 52.66.

In comparison, Manuel, Olympic champion of 2016 and World champion of 2017 and 2019, has swum 7 sub-53s, all when it most counted for medals or international selection. World record holder Sarah Sjostrom, SWE, has swim inside 53sec 31 times – and once inside 52, her 2017 world record of 51.71 clocked leading Sweden’s 4x100m free relay before she claimed silver behind Manual in the solo 100m final.

Despite swimming under 53 so many times, Campbell has one gold medal at Olympic and World level: she was World champion in 2013. Come the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, she will be a 28-year-old in search of the ultimate prize.

Campbell currently leads the World Cup points list ahead of Katinka Hosszu through six meets. The final World Cup meet will be next week in Doha.

World Cup Rankings (Women) Through Six Stops:

  1. Cate Campbell, AUS, 300pts
  2. Katinka Hosszu, HUN, 276pts
  3. Michelle Coleman, SWE, 153pts
  4. Zsuzsanna Jakabos, HUN, 141pts
  5. Kira Toussaint, NED, 120pts
  6. Emily Seebohm, AUS, 120pts
  7. Maddy Gough, AUS, 69pts
  8. Holly Barratt, AUS, 66pts

Australia’s Kaylee McKeown took down backstroke veteran Emily Seebohm in the 200 back final, McKeown on 2:07.92 and Seebohm second, on 2:08.45.

McKeown and Minna Atherton have become the new faces of Australian backstroke as they both won silver medals at the World Championships in the 200 and 100, respectively. McKeown, 18, will be looking to make her first Olympic team next summer but it will not be easy. Seebhom, 27, who won the 200 back World titles in 2015 and 2017, swam her season best on Sunday with that 2:08.4, putting her 14th in the world for 2019.

Seebohm was shut out of a Worlds spot for the first time in 14 years this summer but she has shown at the World Cup stops that she is still going to be a formidable challenge in getting on the plane to Tokyo next summer.

Vladimir Morozov continues to lead the World Cup point standings through six of the seven meets, despite the fact he didn’t swim today.

World Cup Rankings (Men) Through Six Stops:

  1. Vladimir Morozov, RUS, 297pts
  2. Danas Rapsys, LTU, 210pts
  3. Michael Andrew, USA, 162pts
  4. Arno Kamminga, NED, 153pts
  5. Andrew Wilson, USA, 129pts
  6. Szebasztian Szabo, HUN, 126pts
  7. Mitch Larkin, AUS, 108pts
  8. Yasuhiro Koseki, JPN, 66pts

Results from the rest of the session

Men’s 400 IM

1 STABER Patrick Austria AUT 4:16.64
2 BORODIN Ilia Russian Federation RUS 4:18.74
3 SHEMBEREV Maksym Azerbaijan AZE 4:19.38
4 KIM Minsuk Republic of Korea KOR 4:19.83
5 VALIAKHMETOV Eduard Club CLB 4:25.79
6 HEINTZ Philip Germany GER 4:27.45
7 KELZI Ayman Syrian Arab Republic SYR 4:29.69
8 KURACHKIN Kanstantsin Belarus BLR 4:29.72

Women’s 800 Free

1 MORIYAMA Yukimi Japan JPN 8:37.24
2 KAHLER Marlene Austria AUT 8:38.02
3 EGOROVA Anna Russian Federation RUS 8:40.18
4 ZHAO Yutong People's Republic of China CHN 8:44.35
5 BAIKOVA Arina Latvia LAT 9:09.20

Women’s 100 Fly

1 SURKOVA Arina Russian Federation RUS 57.78
2 AN Sehyeon Republic of Korea KOR 58.04
3 OTTESEN Jeanette Denmark DEN 58.66
4 JAKABOS Zsuzsanna Hungary HUN 59.20
5 GALLAGHER Erin South Africa RSA 59.22
6 PARK Sujin Republic of Korea KOR 59.56
7 SABITOVA Aleksandra Russian Federation RUS 59.62
8 SHERIDAN Mikkayla Australia AUS 59.86

Men’s 50 Fly

1 ANDREW Michael United States of America USA 23.14
2 ZHILKIN Andrey Russian Federation RUS 23.26
3 SZABO Szebasztian Hungary HUN 23.33
4 VEKOVISHCHEV Mikhail Russian Federation RUS 23.35
5 PEKARSKI Grigori Belarus BLR 23.47
6 MARKOV Daniil Club CLB 23.60
7 MATSUI Kosuke Japan JPN 23.75
8 KOROLEV Nikita Club CLB 23.81

Women’s 200 Back

1 MCKEOWN Kaylee Australia AUS 2:07.92
2 SEEBOHM Emily Australia AUS 2:08.45
3 USTINOVA Daria K Russian Federation RUS 2:10.05
4 GRABOWSKI Lena Austria AUT 2:10.32
5 WANG Jiayin People's Republic of China CHN 2:10.85
6 AVDEEVA Anastasiia Russian Federation RUS 2:12.34
7 FESIKOVA Anastasiia Russian Federation RUS 2:13.44
8 LIU Yiwen People's Republic of China CHN 2:13.47

Men’s 100 Back

1 TARASEVICH Grigory Russian Federation RUS 53.76
2 MARTIN Daniel Romania ROU 53.90
3 LEE Juho Republic of Korea KOR 54.31
4 ANDREW Michael United States of America USA 54.42
5 MALTSEV Dmitry Club CLB 54.95
6 ZUEV Nikolay Russian Federation RUS 55.10
7 SAMUSENKO Pavel Russian Federation RUS 55.35
8 TATARENKO Pavel Club CLB 55.41

Women’s 50 Breast

1 CONCEICAO Jhennifer Brazil BRA 30.68
2 CASTIGLIONI Arianna Italy ITA 31.10
3 ZMUSHKA Alina Belarus BLR 31.18
4 TEMNIKOVA Mariia Russian Federation RUS 31.55
5 SEEBOHM Emily Australia AUS 31.78
6 CHIKUNOVA Daria Russian Federation RUS 32.01
7 CHISCA Tatiana Republic of Moldova MDA 32.06
8 MAKAROVA Anastasia R Russian Federation RUS 32.08

Men’s 200 Breast

1 CHUPKOV Anton Russian Federation RUS 2:07.71
2 KAMMINGA Arno Netherlands NED 2:09.26
3 KOSEKI Yasuhiro Japan JPN 2:09.40
4 CHO Sungjae Republic of Korea KOR 2:09.86
5 SIDLAUSKAS Andrius Lithuania LTU 2:12.08
6 ROTHBAUER Christopher Austria AUT 2:12.11
7 ZHIGALOV Alexander Russian Federation RUS 2:12.98
8 GADIROV Rustam Club CLB 2:13.72

Women’s 100 Free

1 CAMPBELL Cate Australia AUS 52.76
2 COLEMAN Michelle Sweden SWE 53.04
3 CAMPBELL Bronte Australia AUS 53.08
4 KAMENEVA Mariia Russian Federation RUS 53.52
5 TOUSSAINT Kira Netherlands NED 54.78
6 USTINOVA Daria S Russian Federation RUS 54.84
7 KLEVANOVICH Elizaveta Club CLB 54.96
8 GALLAGHER Erin South Africa RSA 55.29

Men’s 200 Free

1 RAPSYS Danas Lithuania LTU 1:46.32
2 VEKOVISHCHEV Mikhail Russian Federation RUS 1:46.61
3 KRASNYKH Aleksandr Russian Federation RUS 1:47.96
4 NIKITIN Anton Russian Federation RUS 1:48.07
5 YANG Jaehoon Republic of Korea KOR 1:48.41
6 FEDOROV Aleksandr Russian Federation RUS 1:48.63
7 STEPANOV Elisei Club CLB 1:50.14
8 HEINTZ Philip Germany GER 1:51.05

Women’s 200 IM

1 HOSSZU Katinka Hungary HUN 2:09.50
2 MCKEOWN Kaylee Australia AUS 2:13.04
3 JAKABOS Zsuzsanna Hungary HUN 2:13.24
4 SHERIDAN Mikkayla Australia AUS 2:15.46
5 ANDRUSENKO Veronika Russian Federation RUS 2:16.10
6 VERRASZTO Evelin Hungary HUN 2:16.20
7 EGOROVA Polina Russian Federation RUS 2:17.75
8 TSVETKOVSKAYA Alexandra Club CLB 2:19.28
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