M200BR: Chupkov Lands Russia’s First 4-Lap Crown With 2:06.96 Euro Mark

Anton Chupkov celebrates his win - by Patrick B. Kraemer

“Finally, it happened. Our national team did very well today, the best day for Russia so far – three golds and one silver,” said Anton Chupkov with a nod to victories for Evgeny Rylov and Yulia Efimova* after his own stunning win, in a European record of 206.96, only the second effort ever inside 2:07. The first was set at 2:06.67 back in January when Ippei Watanabe set the world record. Today, he claimed his first world-titles medal, bronze the other side of Japan teammate Yasuhiro Koseki, the podium completed in 2:07.29 and 2:07.47.

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“Finally, it happened. Our national team did very well today, the best day for Russia so far – three golds and one silver,” said Anton Chupkov with a nod to victories for Evgeny Rylov and Yulia Efimova* after his own stunning win, in a European record of 206.96, only the second effort ever inside 2:07. The first was set at 2:06.67 back in January when Ippei Watanabe set the world record. Today, he claimed his first world-titles medal, bronze the other side of Japan teammate Yasuhiro Koseki, the podium completed in 2:07.29 and 2:07.47.

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