Anton Chupkov Paces 100 Breast Semis at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

(140818) -- Nanjing, Aug 18,2014 (Xinhua) -- Anton Chupkov of Russian Federation competes in 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. Anton Chupkov won the gold medal. (Xinhua/Zhao Peng) (lyq)
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Russia’s Anton Chupkov cruised to the top seed in the men’s 100-meter breast finals at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

After setting a World Junior record in prelims with a sizzling 1:00.12 to move to 20th in the world rankings, Chupkov checked in with a 1:00.34 for the top seed heading into tomorrow’s finals.

USA’s Michael Andrew, in his second swim of the night, nearly broke his 15-16 U.S. National Age Group record of 1:00.68 with a second-ranked swim of 1:00.78.

Lithuania’s Andrius Sidlauskas qualified third overall in 1:00.83 as the only other sub-1:01 of the night.

Along with Carsten Vissering (1:00.86), the top three are among just four 18-and-unders to have broken 1:01 this year.

USA’s Reece Whitley claimed the fourth seed in 1:01.52 with Australia’s Matthew Wilson snaring fifth in 1:01.81.

Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi (1:01.95), Great Britain’s Charlie Attwood (1:01.96) and Belgium’s Basten Caerts (1:01.99) also grabbed transfer spots into the championship heat.

Men 100 Br

SCHEDULED EVENTS

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