2018 FINA WORLD CUP SERIES – KAZAN
- Friday, September 7th – Sunday, September 9th
- Aquatics Palace, Kazan, Russia
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- Day 1 Prelims Recap/Day 1 Finals Recap
- Day 2 Prelims Recap
- Entries List
After an impressive 50m freestyle World Cup Record last night (21.49), Russian Vlad Morozov threw down more speed on night 2 in Kazan, taking the men’s 50m backstroke.
Morozov swam his way to a 2nd seed this morning in a solid 25.02 behind American Michael Andrew’s 24.66, but found another gear this evening to top the podium in a final time of 24.43. That overtook the previous World Cup Record of 24.58 set by USA’s David Plummer in 2015. Andrew wound up under the record, too, registering a silver medal-garnering effort tonight of 24.49 to check-in as the 18th fastest performer of all-time.
Morozov already owns the 14th fastest performance of all-time in this event with the 24.29 logged in semi-finals at this year’s European Championships. That mark moved Morozov to the 8th fastest performer in history. In Glasgow, however, he wound up slower in the final, touching in 25.69 to slide back to 4th place.
The Russian is slated to swim the 100m free later in the session, where he is seeded 2nd behind America’s Blake Pieroni.