July 26, 2019 / 12:50 PM / 4 months ago

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

Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Men's 200m Breaststroke Final - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, South Korea - July 26, 2019. Anton Chupkov of Russia after winning the race. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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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