Vladimir Morozov Fails to Advance to Semi-finals of 100 Freestyle in Gwangju


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Russia’s Vladimir Morozov, the fourth seed in the men’s 100-meter freestyle with 47.75, failed to advance out of heats on Wednesday morning in Gwangju. The 27-year-old sprinter clocked a 49.09 to finish 24th overall. Morozov was entered in just two individual events, the 100 free on Wednesday and the 50 free on Friday. He kicked off the 2019 World Championships a strong performance in the men’s 4×100 free relay, splitting 47.62 on the second leg to help Russia secure a silver medal. At the 2017 FINA World Championships, Morozov won a bronze medal with Russia’s 4×100m medley relay.

Morozov is best known for the 50 free but he is a European Champion and a World Champion in the 100 free, as well. Morozov has a total of 55 international medals, 34 of which are from his participation in relays. He holds Russian National Records in the LCM 50 free, men’s 4×100 medley relay and mixed 4×100 medley relay; and in the SCM 50 free, 100 free, 50 fly, 100 IM, men’s 4×50 free relay, men’s 4×100 men’s relay, men’s 4×50 medley relay, and mixed 4×50 free relay. His 100 IM record is also a World Record.

Caeleb Dressel, the number six seed, led the morning’s qualifiers into the semi-finals of the men’s 100 free with 47.32, taking .48 off his seed time of 47.90. 16th place went to Trinidad and Tobago’s Dylan Carter with 48.77.

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2 years ago


2 years ago

Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon….. you come and go, you come and goOOooo

2 years ago

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Reply to  Dcswim
2 years ago

This will be the Santo meme in 2 years or less

Silent Observer
2 years ago

Didn’t realize he was any sort of a looker 👀

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  Silent Observer
2 years ago

Oh I always noticed that.

What I missed is that Gabrielle Detti is 😋😋😋😋😋😍😍😍😍

2 years ago

Meldonium Icarus.

2 years ago

Went 49 on purpose to protest sun yang

Reply to  Sqimgod
2 years ago

Underrated comment

Reply to  Sqimgod
2 years ago

Do you have to post this statement in every post?

2 years ago

It seems some sort of a stomach virus is making lot of swimmers sick (think of those who are abandoning their events left and right – eg. Ledecky)

2 years ago

Could just let it go and focus on the 50. Similar thing was observed with him 2 years ago. Mediocre 100 and 400 free relay and then decent 50 and great medley relay. Though here he won’t swim in medley relay. Also interesting his stroke looked highly uncharacteristic with such a low tempo.

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