Chupkov Lowers 100 Breaststroke Record; New 200IM Mark For Borodin At Russian Championships

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Anton Chupkov; Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

Anton Chupkov and Ilya Borodin set national records in the 100m breaststroke and 200IM at the Russian Swimming Championships in Kazan.

Chupkov lowered his own record to 58.83 while Borodin stopped the clock at 1:58.00 at the Aquatics Palace.

The 2018 European bronze medallist set the previous Russian record of 58.94 at the World Cup – also in Kazan – last year but he cut 0.11 from that time at the Aquatics Palace in the capital city of Tatarstan.

Splits:

2020 record: 27.97/30.86

2019 record: 28.17/30.77

Ilya Khomenko and Alexander Palatov stopped the clock at 59.84 and 59.89 for the runners-up spots.

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Anton Chupkov: Photo Courtesy: Singapore Swimming Federation

Chupkov’s record comes weeks after he touched first at the Russian Swimming Cup in 59.79 ahead of 2017 world bronze medallists Kirill Prigoda.

Prigoda is in Budapest with London Roar at the ISL and not competing in Kazan while Chupkov had been linked with the Toronto Titans but did not appear on the Canadian team’s roster.

Borodin – who was second over 400IM at the 2019 European Junior Championships – went ahead on the backstroke leg and extended his league relentlessly, coming home in 28.92 for victory by almost three seconds.

Splits: 25.95/55.78/1:29.48/1:58.00

Alexander Osipenko was second in 2:00.51.

Malyutin Takes Victory After Final-50 Blast

Martin Malyutin came from third at halfway to win the 200 free in 1:46.10 by 0.06secs.

Malyutin shared the bronze medal position with Duncan Scott at last year’s World Championships before the Briton made clear his distaste by refusing to share the podium with winner Sun Yang.

On Monday he turned second at 150, 0.06 behind Mikhail Dovgalyuk and unleashed a final 50 of 26.94 to overhaul his rival for victory.

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Stand-off: Britain’s Duncan Scott, right, refuses to pose with Sun Yang, flanked by Katsuhiro Matsumoto, left, and Martin Malyutin, after the 200m free medals ceremony – Photo Courtesy: Patrick B. Kraemer

Dovgalyuk was second in 1:46.16 with Alexander Shchegolev – joint leader at halfway with Dovgalyuk – rounding out the podium in 1:46.57.

Grigory Tarasevich won the 100 back in 53.80. The 2016 European silver medallist went out in 25.85 and came back in 27.95.

Eugenia Chikunova won the 50 breaststroke in 31.05 ahead of Maria Temnikova (31.66) and Elena Bogomolova (31.76).

Daria Vaskina won the 100 back in 1:00.16 with Alexandra Kurilkina (1:01.34) and Elizaveta Chmykhova (1:01.36) – notable given both were born in 2005.


Anastasia Markova won the women’s 200 fly in 2:10.87 and Yana Kurtseva took the 800 free in 8:45.38.

Chikunova joined Andrei Minakov, Alexandra Bykova and Pavel Tatarenko as St Petersburg won the mixed medley relay in 3:48.39.


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