Vlad Morozov: “I’m going to focus more on the 50 this season” (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland. 


  • U.S. Open Record: 21.14, Cesar Cielo, 2009
  1. Nathan Adrian, California, 22.09 *TIE
  2. Vladimir Morozov, Trojan, 22.09 *TIE
  3. Bruno Fratus, Unattached, 22.23

In an absolutely loaded heat, Nathan Adrian and Vladimir Morozov tied for the win in the men’s 50 free A-final in a time of 22.09, giving them shared position of 6th in the world.

Brazilian Olympian Bruno Fratus touched 3rd in a time of 22.23, and Michael Andrew moved up from 8th this morning to finish 4th in 22.47. Marcelo Chierighini and Josh Schneider tied for 5th in 22.66, and Cullen Jones was 7th in 22.68.

Italy’s Luca Dotto won the B-final in 22.41 over Ziv Kalontarov of Auburn (22.71).

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The 100 is like a mile to Vlad.


Especially now that everyone is watching the Russian athletes more closely. Without doping there is no way he is dipping into the 47 mid range


Agreed. Though I think his ideal distance is a 60-70 meter race. He doesn’t quite seem to have the “oomph” in a 50, though that may be because he’s never truly focused on it.


Would love to see him succeed in long course with a gold medal in budapest. Wishing him the best of luck!

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