Russian Chupkov sets world record in men's 200m breaststroke final - Metro US

Russian Chupkov sets world record in men’s 200m breaststroke final

GWANGJU, South Korea (Reuters) – Russian Anton Chupkov set a world record of 2:06.12 to win gold in the men’s 200 meters breaststroke final at the world swimming championships in Gwangju.

Chupkov, the defending champion, knocked 0.55 seconds off the previous record of 2:06.67, which was set by Japan’s Ippei Watanabe in Tokyo in 2017 and equaled by Australian Matthew Wilson in Thursday’s semi-finals.

(Reporting by Peter Rutherford; Editing by Toby Davis)

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