Who is Anton Chupkov

If we’re talking about talented Russian swimmers, surely, we can’t forget the name of Anton Chupkov. This man, who was born on February 22, 1997, is one of the most competitive Russian swimmers. In his long years of swimming career, he has broken the record for two categories: 200-meter breaststroke for European and 100-meter breaststroke for Russian record. Previously, he was the world record holder for the 200-meter breaststroke long course.

His shining career began in 2015 when he won not only one but four gold medals during the European Games. A year later, he won the silver medal in 200 meters breaststroke during the event of the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2017 he also won another gold medal in the same category. He also did the same thing in 2019 when he successfully snatched another gold during the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.

Early Life

During his teenage years, he spent most of his time training at the Sports School of the Olympics Reserve in Moscow. Since the year 2013, he has been an active member of the Russian Federation Youth National Team. A year later, he focused on the categories of 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke.


Russian Federation Youth National Team

In his early days, he was an active member of the team. And in that very year, he showed everyone his capabilities by winning the first medal during the European Youth Summer Olympic Festival that was held in 2013. In that event, he snatched the gold medals for both the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke.

And then, in European Junior Championships that was held a year later, he won the additional two golds for the 50-meter and 100-meter breaststroke and silver for the 200-meter backstroke. He also participated in the medley relays. Still in the year 2014, he successfully got himself 5 medals with two of them being golds while breaking two Junior World Records in the 2014 Youth Olympics.

Who is Anton Chupkov

2015 European Games

In 2015, he participated in the 2015 European Games in Baku. He successfully snatched four gold medals, plus a new world record for the Junior class in the 100-meter breaststroke category. During the very event, he made another new record passed his early record.

Chupkov was dominating the game with his very fast time recorded at 1:01. In fact, he was the only person who was capable in doing so during the event. And that was the new European Games mark.

In conclusion, he won additional three golds, for the 100-meter breaststroke, 4 x 100 medley, and 4 x 100 mixed medley.

2015 World Championships

Chupkov also participated in the 2015 World Championships where he set another world record for the 200-meter breaststroke with a time recorded in 2:09:64. Due to his amazing capabilities as a swimmer, he was the first swimmer who was advanced to the final.

Later on, he joined the World Junio Championships in Singapore, where he won the golds for 100-meter backstroker and 200-meter backstroke while breaking the record again for the 200.

2016 Rio Olympics

This was his very first Olympic Games. And during this event, he gained bronze in the 200-meter breaststroke, third to Dmitriy Balandin from Kazakhstan and Josh Prenot from the USA.

He also finished fourth during the 4 x 100-meter medley relay.

2017 World Championships

Chupkov was getting very serious during his second Championship. A steadier and wiser Chupkov walked into the game with full preparation. And this showed when he finally won the gold medal for the 200-meter breaststroke while setting a new European record for this time, 2:06:96.

Anton Chupkov swimmer

2018 European Championships

2018 was the year for Chukpkov. During the event of 2018 European Championships, he got 2 medals for the individual and one medal for the relay. At first, the successfully got the bronze for the 100-meter breaststroke, which was also his very first senior International medal.

Later on, he broke his own European record with the best time of 2:06.80. He concluded the event by winning the second position for Russia’s 4 x 100 medley.

2019 World Championships

During this event, he successfully retained his position as the holder of the world title with his best time reaching 2:06.12. He won the bronze medal during the 4 x 100 medley event.

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