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Anton
Chupkov
Russian FederationRussian Federation, RUS
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
22 February 1997
Height
188 cm
Residence
Moscow, RUS
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism: Moscow, RUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
His mother took him to a swimming pool to improve his health.
Club / Team
Central Sports Army Club [RUS] / Youth of Moscow [RUS]:
Name of coach
Alexander Nemtyrev [personal], RUS, from 2008

International Debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Russia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Kazan, RUS

General Interest

Hobbies
Football, playing computer games. (sport-express.ru, 02 Aug 2019; rsport.ria.ru, 26 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 200m breaststroke at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (teamrussia.pro, 19 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His coach, and his family. (Athlete, 23 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov, Russian mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko. (Athlete, 23 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
He finished third at the 2019 LEN [European Aquatics League] Awards in the Best Male Swimmer nomination. He shared the third place with compatriot Evgeny Rylov. (len.eu, 09 Jan 2020)

He was named Best Male Athlete of the Year at the 2019 Pride of Russia award held by the Russian Ministry of Sport. (gazeta.ru, 12 Dec 2019)

He was named Male Athlete of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2019 by the All-Russian Swimming Federation. (cska.ru, 23 Dec 2019; swimswam.com, 25 Dec 2017; 24 Dec 2016)

For his achievements at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he received the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] in the Russian Federation. (kremlin.ru, 25 Aug 2016)

In 2016 he received the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 11 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (iz.ru, 19 Dec 2019)

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