Elite Swimmers of the 2:07 Club: Dominating the 200m Breaststroke
Swimming under 2:07.00 for the 200m breaststroke long course is considered an impressive achievement and is quite rare. It requires a combination of factors, including exceptional physical fitness, technical skill, mental toughness, and dedicated training.
To put this achievement into perspective, it is worth noting that the world record for this event is 2:05.48, set by Haiyang Qin at the World Aquatics Championships – Fukuoka 2023. This means that swimming under 2:07.00 would put a swimmer in the same league as some of the world’s best swimmers and Olympic champions. To date this has only been done 20 times and by the 8 swimmers listed below. Most recently to be added to the list is the Chinese swimmer Haiyang Qin with a world record of 2:05.48 and then French swimmer Leon Marchand with his 2:06.59 performance at the 2023 French Elite Championships.
Total Swims under 2:07.00
- Anton Chupkov – 5 Times (2:06.12, 2:06.80, 2:06.83, 2:06.96, 2:06.99)
- Zac Stubblety-Cook – 5 Times (2:05.95, 2:06.26, 2:06.38, 2:04.40, 2:06.72)
- Shoma Sato 2:06.40 – 3 Times (2:06.40, 2:06.74, 2:06.78)
- Haiyang Qin – Once 2:05.48
- Leon Marchand – Once (2:06.59)
- Matthew Wilson – 2 Times (2:06.67, 2:06.68)
- Ippei Watanabe – 2 Times (2:06.67, 2:06.73)
- Arno Kamminga – Once (2:06.85)
Look through of the stroke counts and splits of the 200m Breaststroke swimmers under 2:07.
- Haiyang Qin 2:05.48
- Zac Stubblety-Cook 2:05.95
- Anton Chupkov 2:06.12
- Shoma Sato 2:06.40
- Leon Marchand 2:06.59
- Matthew Wilson 2:06.67/Ippei Watanabe 2:06.67
- Arno Kamminga 2:06.85
|Men's 200m Breaststroke - Long Course|
|Haiyang Qin||Zac Stubblety-Cook||Anton Chupkov||Shoma Sato||Leon Marchand||Matthew Wilson||Ippei Watanabe||Arno Kamminga||Akihiro Yamaguchi |
|Height:||6ft 183cm||5ft 11in 181cm||6ft 2in 1.88cm||5ft 9.7in 177cm||6ft 2 in 187cm||6ft 1in 186cm||6ft 4in 193cm||6ft 0.5in 184cm||5ft 9in 175cm|
|Weight:||165lb 75kg||158lb 72kg||157lb 71kg||161lb 73kg||170lb 77kg||176lb 80kg||168lb 76kg||148lb 67kg|
|Meet:||World Aquatics Championships - Fukuoka 2023||2022 Australian Swimming Championships||18th FINA World Championships 2019||2021 Japan Swim (Olympic Trials)||2023 French Elite Championships||18th FINA World Championships 2019||10th Tokyo Swimming Championships 2017||Rotterdam Qualification Meet 2020||67th Japan National Sports Festival - Swimming Com |
|1st 50m Split|
|Time off 50m PB:||2.33||1.28||2.33||0.84||0.00||1.29||1.00||1.93||1.02|
|Percentage of 50m PB:||108.893%||104.547%||108.504%||102.996%||100.000%||104.689%||103.578%||107.180%||103.625%|
|2nd 50m Split|
|3rd 50m Split|
|4th 50m Split|
Current World Record: 2:05.48
Here is a look at the World Record held by Haiyang Qin World Record at the 2023 World Championships.
Previous World Record 2:05.95
Note: Elite Swimmers of the 2:07 Club: Dominating the 200m Breaststroke Update: July 2023
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