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Men’s 100 freestyle – Doha World Cup – as reported by SwimSwim contributor Braden Keith.
Russian Vlad Morozov, turning in a controlled (for him) 21.93, won his 4th-straight 100 freestyle on this World Cup series with a 45.94. American sprinter Anthony Ervin turned 2nd in 22.05, but couldn’t keep pace with his Russian opponent on the back half and wound up 2nd in 46.64. Australian Kenneth To was 3rd in 46.81.
That swim for Morozov is the early leader on the men’s side for top points performance, with a value of 936, though le Clos and Tom Shields should jump it later in the meet in the 100 fly, if history holds. This was the slowest of the times with which Morozov has won the 100 free so far, but it was in the same neighborhood as he was in the last stop in Dubai.