Watch Morozov’s 44.95 100 Free Stunner From Singapore


As originally reported:

Russia’s Vlad Morozov turned heads and blew minds when he produced the 2nd fastest short course meters 100 freestyle of all-time tonight in Singapore. Morozov became just the 2nd man ever to dip under the 45-second threshold by clocking a downright frightening time of 44.95 to take gold on day 2 of the 2018 FINA World Cup Series in Singapore.

After establishing himself as the top seed with a casual morning effort of 47.03, Morozov turned into an animal tonight to register splits of 21.34 (!!)/23.61 and produce a new Russian National Record and World Cup Record of 44.95. The previous World Cup Record stood at the 45.16 Morozov registered just days ago in Tokyo.

The only man faster than Morozov is the World Record holder Amaury Leveaux of France, who punched a 44.94 back in 2008. Morozov’s mark painstakingly fell just .01 shy of that WR to become the 2nd fastest performance in history.

Morozov’s time obviously tops the world rankings for this season and also handed the Russian a whopping 999 FINA performance points to further distance himself from the competition in the overall World Cup standings.

Also in tonight’s race were Kyle Chalmers of Australia and Blake Pieroni of America. Chalmers clocked 45.54 to come within hundredths of the Australian National Record, while Pieroni’s time of 46.26 missed legendary swimmer Ian Crocker’s National Record by just .01.

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2 years ago

I’m surprised the Aussie national record is faster than American record in short course swimming ..

2 years ago

Auzzy faster long course as

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Trevor
2 years ago

Yeah, Dressel’s american record would only be number 4 in australia’s top 10 for the 100 free

Reply to  Trevor
2 years ago

Oh I mean Americans seem to swim short course way more than Aussies do so I expected them to have a much faster national record historically speaking .. and with such a big population of college short course swimmers

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Verram
2 years ago

they swim short course yards often, not meters. With an exception of this year, America doesn’t send their best swimmers to SCM worlds (and the qualifying criteria is LCM) On the contrary, pretty much every aussie swimmer goes to SCM nationals at some point and records times there.

Coach John
2 years ago

Why do all these FINA/Olympic youtube videos have delayed/messed up audio…. can they not pay a proper audio/visual guy to upload these properly?

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