Morozov Crushes Another World Cup Record, This Time 50 Back


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.

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3 years ago

Who comes out on top in the breast? MA or Vlad? 🙂

Coach John

at first glance most would say MA with his recent success in the 50/100BR but Vlad is a world class (100) IM’er with a pretty decent BR stroke. I cant for the life of me track down any LCM/SCM Br times though. I know it’s been a while (college days probably) since he raced a Breast race

Reply to  Coach John
3 years ago

He was 56.97 scm 100 breast in Doha last year

Reply to  Swim758
3 years ago

i think his pb is something really fast like 56,3

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