Men’s 200m Breaststroke – Long Course

World’s Best 200m Breaststroke Swimmers – Men’s Long Course

  1. Haiyang Qin (28.53, 32.19, 32.64, 32.12) 2:05.48
  2. Zac Stubblety-Cook (29.43, 32.46, 32.43, 31.63)  2:05.95
  3. Anton Chupkov (29.73, 32.49, 32.01, 31.89) 2:06.12
  4. Shoma Sato (28.88, 32.01, 32.50, 33.01) 2:06.40
  5. Leon Marchand (28.89, 32.13, 32.68, 32.89) 2:06.59
  6. Matthew Wilson (28.80, 31.97, 32.91, 32.99) 2:06.67
  7. Ippei Watanabe (28.95, 32.38, 32.69, 32.65) 2:06.67
  8. Arno Kamminga (28.81, 32.03, 32.69, 33.32) 2:06.85
  9. Akihiro Yamaguchi (29.16, 32.56, 33.06, 32.23) 2:07.01

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Article of interest:  Elite Swimmers of the 2:07 Club: Dominating the 200m Breaststroke

The chart below compares the World’s best 200m Breaststroke swimmers. Swimmers and coaches can looks at the individual Splits, Stroke Counts and the first 50m split compared to swimmers 50m PB. All swim data has been collected from our team reviewing race footage where possible. Here is Qin Haiyang  World Record 200m Breaststroke swim to view. Additionally, here is Zac Stubblety-Cook’s 2:05.95 swim. Anton Chupkov 2:06.12 swim with Matthew Wilson and Ippei Watanabe are also in this video.


Men's 200m Breaststroke - Long Course
Haiyang QinZac Stubblety-CookAnton ChupkovShoma SatoLeon MarchandMatthew WilsonIppei WatanabeArno KammingaAkihiro Yamaguchi
Height:6ft 183cm5ft 11in 181cm6ft 2in 1.88cm5ft 9.7in 177cm6ft 2 in 187cm6ft 1in 186cm6ft 4in 193cm6ft 0.5in 184cm5ft 9in 175cm
Weight:165lb 75kg158lb 72kg157lb 71kg161lb 73kg170lb 77kg176lb 80kg168lb 76kg148lb 67kg
Meet:World Aquatics Championships - Fukuoka 20232022 Australian Swimming Championships18th FINA World Championships 20192021 Japan Swim (Olympic Trials)2023 French Elite Championships18th FINA World Championships 201910th Tokyo Swimming Championships 2017Rotterdam Qualification Meet 202067th Japan National Sports Festival - Swimming Com

1st 50m Split
Split Time:28.5329.4329.7328.8828.8928.8028.9528.8129.16
50m PB:26.2028.1527.4028.0428.8927.5127.9526.8828.14
Time off 50m PB:2.331.282.330.840.
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
Split Time:32.1932.4632.4932.0132.1331.9732.3832.0332.56
100m Time:1:00.721:01.891:02.221:00.891:01.021:00.771:01.331:00.841:01.72
3rd 50m Split
Split Time:32.6432.4332.0132.5032.6832.9132.6932.6933.06
150m Times:1:33.361:34.321:34.231:33.391:33.701:33.681:34.021:33.531:34.78
4th 50m Split
Split Time:32.1231.6331.8933.0132.8932.9932.6533.3232.23
Total Time:2:05.482:05.952:06.122:06.402:06.592:06.672:06.672:06.852:07.01

Want to know how many times each swimmer has gone under the 2:07.00 mark, have a look at this post Elite Swimmers of the 2:07 Club: Dominating the 200m Breaststroke.

Previous World Record

Here is the list of the Men’s 100m Breaststroke Long Course for comparison.

The men’s long course 200m breaststroke is a highly competitive event in swimming, and the list you provided showcases some of the world’s best swimmers in this discipline.

Haiyang Qin  leads the pack with an impressive time of 2:05.48. His strong performance in each split demonstrates his consistency and stamina throughout the race Zac Stubblety-Cook follows closely behind with a time of 2:05.95, displaying his skill and determination in the water.

Shoma Sato’s time of 2:06.40 places him third on the list. His powerful strokes and technique have earned him a spot among the elite breaststroke swimmers. Leon Marchand and Matthew Wilson also demonstrate their prowess in the event, clocking in at 2:06.59 and 2:06.67, respectively. Their consistent splits and strong finishes highlight their ability to compete at the highest level.

Ippei Watanabe and Arno Kamminga, both with times under 2:07.00, showcase the tight competition in the men’s 200m breaststroke. Their performances indicate the incredible skill and dedication required to excel in this demanding event. Akihiro Yamaguchi rounds out the list with a time of 2:07.01, showing his proficiency in the breaststroke discipline.

It’s worth noting that swimming times can vary, and the landscape of competitive swimming is ever-evolving. New talents may emerge, and existing records can be broken. These swimmers have proven themselves to be among the world’s best in the 200m breaststroke, but the sport is dynamic, and future competitions will undoubtedly bring forth new contenders.

Note: World’s Best 200m Breaststroke Swimmers – Men’s Long Course Update July2023

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