Vlad Morozov Fires Off New 100 IM World Record In Eindhoven (Video)


On the heels of Chinese swimmer Wang Jianjiahe‘s World Junior Record in the women’s 400m free, Russian speedster Vlad Morozov fired off a new World Record time in the men’s 100m IM. Competing on night 1 of the 2018 FINA World Cup in Eindhoven in short course meters format, 26-year-old Morozov produced a time of 50.26 to shave .04 off of his own previous WR of 50.30 set at the Berlin stop of the 2016 World Cup.

Comparing his splits from Berlin’s performance where he notched 22.77/27.53 for a 50.30, tonight Morozov split 22.96/27.30 to change it up en route to his new World Record.

Morozov claimed gold tonight by over a second, with Japanese Olympian Daiya Seto settling for silver in 51.40, while America’s Michael Andrew rounded out the top 3 in 51.76.

The Russian has been on-fire so far this 2018 World Cup, already establishing new series records in the 50m free and 50m back during the first cluster. His feat tonight garners the former USC standout a crisp $10,000 World Record bonus.

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2 years ago

Is there a full video lol that was like 5 seconds

Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

Exactly! I’ve found out a lot of the FINA channel is blacked out in the US or not otherwise available. Is there any way to watch swimming in the EU?

2 years ago

Michael Andrew getting shown up.

Reply to  CraigH
2 years ago

He’s 19 and Morozov is 26. The difference in the strength and speed that can be achieved by a 26 year old is quite noticeable, especially in an event like that. Why feel the need to point out he lost? We need losers so sport can exist. Im pretty impressed at how this teenager is doing competing with the big boys.

2 years ago

Mmmm, I love the 25 fly/25 free. Favorite event

2 years ago

Not as impressive when you consider he skipped breast and back

2 years ago

wow, they really couldn’t show the whole 50 second race huh?

2 years ago

Total buzz kill, there FINA… every swim nerd watches the 100IM for the transitions and you couldn’t even let us have the BK/BR turn? Weak sauce.

phelps swims 200 breast rio
2 years ago

If they raced 25s they would only show before and after the flags.

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