Anton Chupkov Officially Selected For Russian Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

World record holder Anton Chupkov was officially named as a finalist for the 30 under 30 list by Russian Forbes Magazine.

Nearly a month ago, Chupkov had been announced as a finalist for Russian Forbes’ 30 under 30 list under the “sports and E-sports” category. On Tuesday, it was confirmed that he was officially on the list, finishing in the top three in the sports category, along with figure skater Alena Kostornaya and cybersportman Cyril Mikhailov.

The top 30 representatives of the rating will be published on the Forbes website in the second half of May and in the June issue of Forbes magazine.

Anton Chupkov

Anton Chupkov stakes in the world record as Matt Wilson contemplates the one he relinquished after just 1 day. Photo Courtesy: Patrick B. Kraemer

The list of finalists:

  • Sergey Abdurakhmanov, Director of AIDS Center
  • Ivan Bakaidov, programmer
  • Sonya Belousova, composer
  • Mikhail Belyandinov and Mark Sanevich, co-founders of BestDoctor
  • Denis Efremov, Investment Director, Private Equity Fund, Da Vinci Capital
  • Arseny Gromov, Investment Director of Rambler Group
  • Dmitry Kachmar, Yandex Commercial Director
  • Ales Kafelnikova, model
  • Anna Kazakova, Head of Credit Risk Analysis, Tinkoff Bank
  • Veronika Khan, founder of the PETRA lingerie brand
  • Katya Kishchuk, singer
  • Igor Koropov, co-founder of Skillbox
  • Manizha, singer
  • Morgenshtern, rapper
  • Ekaterine Muromtseva, artist
  • Vasilisa Perelygina, actress
  • Kirill Rodin, co-founder of “Kitchen in the area”
  • Mark Ten, CEO
  • Alisa Ushakova, designer, co-founder of the USHATÁVA brand

Anton Chupkov (left) celebrating with gold medal Dmitry Balandin winner in Rio 2016. Photo Courtesy: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Anton Chupkov is the current world record holder in the 200 breaststroke as he swam a 2:06.12 at the 2019 World Championships last summer. He became the first Russian to hold that record since Dmitriy Komornikov briefly held it for nine days in 2003. He is also the two-time reigning World champ in the 200 breast and the reigning Olympic bronze medalist in that event. At 17 he was the Youth Olympic Games gold medalist in the 200, and was also the World Junior Champion at 18 in 2015.

If Chupkov touches first after four lengths of the pool in Tokyo next year, he would be the first Russian to win the 200 breaststroke at the Olympics since Robertas Zulpa won in 1980. In 2019, he won the Russian Athlete of the Year award for his world record in the 200 breaststroke.

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