Anton Chupkov

Anton Mikhailovich Chupkov (Russian: Антон Михайлович Чупков; born 22 February 1997) is a Russian competitive swimmer.

Anton Chupkov
Kazan 2015 - Chupkov.JPG
Kazan 2015
Personal information
Full nameAnton Mikhailovich Chupkov
National teamRussia
Born (1997-02-22) 22 February 1997 (age 23)
Moscow, Russia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBreaststroke, medley
ClubToronto Titans (ISL 2020); Energy Standard (ISL 2019);
Olympic Reserve "Youth of Moscow", Lokomotiv

CareerEdit

Chupkov started swimming to improve his health. He is coached by Aleksandr Nemtyrev and trains at the Sports School of Olympic Reserve "Youth of Moscow" for swimming. He has been member of the Russian Federation youth national team in swimming since 2013. Chupkov swam distances of 100 m and 200 m breaststroke in 2014.

In 2013, Chupkov competed at the 2013 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival taking the gold medal in 200 m breaststroke and the silver medal in the 100 m breaststroke.

In 2014, Chupkov competed at the 2014 European Junior Championships taking 2 bronze medals, in 50 m and 100 m breaststroke and silver in 200 m breaststroke, he won gold with the Russian team in 4 × 100 m medley and 4 × 100 m mixed medley. From 17–22 August, Chupkov competed at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, he took five medals including two gold medals in 100 m breaststroke and 4 × 100 m medley relay.

On 20 April 2015, at age 18, Chupkov won the gold medal and became the Russian champion in the 200 m breaststroke. He also competed in the 50 and 100 meters breaststroke.

In June 2015 at the inaugural 2015 European Games in Baku, Chupkov won four gold medals, in 200 m breaststroke, 100 m breaststroke, 4 × 100 m medley (with Daniil Pakhomov, Vladislav Kozlov and Filipp Shopin touching in 3:36.38), a new junior world record breaking the previous record held by Russia in 3:38.02 at the 2014 Youth Olympics.[1] and 4 × 100 m mixed medley (with Daniil Pakhomov, Arina Openysheva and Maria Kameneva at a time of 3:49.53). Chupkov broke two junior world records including shattering a previous record held by himself set at the 2014 Youth Olympics.[2] He was chosen as the flag bearer representing the Russian Federation at the closing ceremony of the Games.[3]

Chupkov appeared in his first senior Worlds at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, where he qualified in the 200 m breaststroke final finishing in 7th place in a time of 2:09.96, after previously setting a junior world record in the semifinals in a time of 2:09.64.

Chupkov also competed at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Singapore; he took individual medals winning gold in the 100 m breaststroke (1:00.19) and the 200 m breaststroke (2:10.19, a meet record), but finished 7th in the 50 m breaststroke final. In relay events, Chupkov competed in 4 × 100 m mixed medley (with Daniil Pakhomov, Irina Pridhoko and Arina Openysheva) where Russia set a new Junior World record touching at 3:45.85, and in the men's 4×100 medley (with Daniil Pakhomov, Vladislav Kozlov, Roman Larin, finishing in 3:36.44), taking the meet record.[4]

He defended the World Championships title in 200 m breaststroke. He qualified second after Matthew Wilson with a time of 2:08.22. In the semifinals he showed again the 2nd best time, swimming a European record time of 2:06.83. In the final he finished with a world record, 2:06.12, reaching the distance 0.56 seconds faster than Wilson.[5]

International Swimming LeagueEdit

In the spring of 2020, Chupkov signed for the Toronto Titans, the first Canadian based professional swim team in the ISL, in their inaugural season.

In the Autumn of 2019 he was member of the inaugural International Swimming League swimming for the Energy Standard International Swim Club, who won the team title in Las Vegas, Nevada, in December.[6] He won the 200m breaststroke at both the Indianapolis and London matches.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A quartet of Russian swimmers have crushed the Junior World Record in the 400 long course meter medley relay". swimswam.
  2. ^ "Standard-bearer of the Russian team at the closing ceremony of 2015 European Games is Anton Chupkov". SwimSwam.
  3. ^ "Russia's Anton Chupkov Breaks 100 Breast Junior World Record in Baku". RusSwimming.
  4. ^ "Russian Men Break Championship Record in 4×100 Medley Relay". swimswam.
  5. ^ Чупков на ЧМ установил мировой рекорд на дистанции 200 метров брассом
  6. ^ "Club Rosters – International Swimming League". Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  7. ^ "2019 International Swimming League", Wikipedia, 2020-04-17, retrieved 2020-04-17

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