Prigoda Goes 2:07.85 Ahead Of Chupkov In 200 Breaststroke At Russian Swimming Cup

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Kirill Prigoda swam 2:07.85 to win the 200m breaststroke and relegate world-record holder Anton Chupkov to second at the Russian Swimming Cup in Obninsk on Saturday.

Prigoda won bronze as part of the Russian 4×100 medley relay at last year’s World Championships in Gwangju where Chupkov set the world record of 2:06.12 en-route to his second successive world title.

Prigoda – whose mother Yelena Volkova won the 200 breaststroke title at the 1991 World Championships – is better known over 50 and 100br although he has had some success in the longer race, notably winning the 2018 world short-course title and the 2019 Universiade.


Kirill Prigoda: Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

The 24-year-old split 29.19/33.03/32.86/32.77 and it was only on the final length that Chupkov made any inroads.

Chupkov split 30.04/33.16/32.82 to be 0.94 adrift at 150 and although he came back in 32.09, he fell short to stop the clock in 2:08.11.

The women’s 200br was won by 15-year-old Eugenia Chikunova in 2:22.94, leading from start to finish with splits of 32.75/36.49/37.00/36.70.

Maria Temnikova – the European short-course champion – was second in 2:23.50 with Eugenia’s older sister Daria third in 2:23.88.

Arina Surkova scorched to a 57.91 win over 100 fly with 2019 world silver medallist Andrei Minakov taking the men’s title in 52.41 to add to his 100 free gold on Friday.

Mariia Kameneva won the 200 free in 1:58.34 to add to her 100 free victory on Friday with Daniil Shatalov taking the men’s title in 1:47.74.

World junior silver medallist Ilya Borodin won the men’s 400IM in 4:15.28 with Anna Chernysheva taking the women’s race in 4:49.31.

Grigory Tarasevich – the 2019 European bronze medallist – won the men’s 50 back in 25.04 with Alexandra Kurilkina taking the women’s race in 28.62.

Aleksandr Egorov added the 800 free title to the 1500 he took on Friday in 7:54.07 while Alexandra Khaylova won the women’s 1500 free in 16:53.55.

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